I have a lot of customers that request wide treads, however the most important thing with steps next to meeting all applicable codes, is that when going up or down they have to feel right. I tell my customers all the time it's a rhythm thing. If the treads are not just right it will throw your rhythm off while walking them.FRAME2FINISH said:Thanks guys, that's the sucky part about working by yourself, no one to bounce stuff off of and talking to my wife just makes my blood boil!!!
Yea it's a big step because I didn't want them steep,, and I was afraid to have the nail blow thru the face of the riser !!
Thanks guys I promise not to bother you with any more stupid questions, I'll leave that too my wife,,
My grandson just got off the bus so I can ask him lol
According to the American Wood Council’s “Prescriptive Residential Wood Deck Construction Guide" (DCA-6, page 17), the nosing should be ¾” – 1 ¼” and not deviate from one to another by more than 3/8 inch.Hey guys, building stairs how much overhang would you leave?
And yes I still need to rip my riser down, 8)-
Prescriptive code says 3/4" - 1-1/4" inch nosing; nosing shall not deviate from one another by more then 3/8"
So with that said I think 3/4" nosing is good it allows you to get your first screw closer to the front of the first tread board and still look good. Too much nosing puts your screws too far from the edge.
Actually it's both here's the prescriptive code, see page 17MTN REMODEL LLC said:Cali.... I'm probably forgetfull.... but is not the max 3/8 varience refering to rise... not nosing.
I have a lot of customers that request wide treads, however the most important thing with steps next to meeting all applicable codes, is that when going up or down they have to feel right. I tell my customers all the time it's a rhythm thing. If the treads are not just right it will throw your rhythm off while walking them.
The rough rule of thumb I've generally used was just riser+tread approx equals 17-17 1/2".is there unwritten law as to doin stairs?
we use centimeters here, and to have a natural walk so as you don't feel out of step is,
risers times 2, plus one step, should be around 65 centimeters.
I have used this method with great success.
example, going up grades i have had to used 4" risers, and the steps i did 17 ¾".