Learn how to build stairs using 2x12 stringers. Watch our step-by-step DIY video. Review the code requirements for stair construction.
Step-by-step instructions for installing 2x12 stair stringers.
Step-by-step instructions for measuring and laying out your deck stair stringers.
Learn how to anchor your deck stairs to a concrete landing pad or footings. Follow our step-by-step instructions with photos.
Step-by-step instructions for cutting your 2x12 deck stair stringers with a circular saw.
Learn how to determine the location of your stair landing and how to install a concrete slab using forms. Follow these step-by-step DIY instructions.
Learn how to build an ADA-accessible wheelchair ramp onto your deck to meet building codes. Ramps must have a 1:12 slope.
Long stair stringers may need extra support from installing a brace at mid-span.
Learn how to measure the height of your deck and use our Decks.com Stairs Calculator to determine your stair stringer lengths.
Learn about the benefits of installing riser boards on your deck stairs.
Learn how to install treads to overlap the riser boards.
Learn about how to install low-voltage deck stair lighting.
It can be dangerous to have windows near deck stairs. Learn about options that you can use to make these areas safer and code compliant.
Learn how to build a set of box platforms to act as stairs for a low deck. You don't need to cut stair stringers.
In the construction of a gate, there is no significant difference from any other gate when it is serving a stairway, other than its location and the direction it swings.
Learn how to build a set of cascading or flared stairs around an angled corner of a deck.