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Project by a1Jim posted 10-08-2009 03:29 AM 17495 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are low rise stairs on a deck repair job

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posted 10-19-2009 03:58 AM

Do you have a different rise / run formula for low rise steps. I usually use rise + run = 17 to 18. I have not had results I really like when I have a long run on a short rise. The steps above look like 4 or 4/12 to 11. How did they work out? Looks like a good project, BTKS

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posted 10-19-2009 04:07 AM

You just take the total rise and divide it until come close to the stair rise you want . I don’t like walking up stairs with this low of rise but some seniors and disabled folk need them low. I think these were around 3 1/2”.

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posted 10-19-2009 03:20 PM

Thanks. BTKS

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posted 11-10-2009 09:38 PM

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posted 11-10-2009 10:46 PM

You bet western red cedar.

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posted 04-09-2013 12:23 AM

I am an arthritic patient and needing to build low rise steps because a ramp would have to be very long and past my driveway. How do I begin to plan for them, my porch is about 49” from the ground? I would love to build a few and then have a landing that turned a different direction to accomodate my space limitations. What are your suggestions for beginning my plans or are there plans available online somewhere?

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posted 04-09-2013 01:06 AM

Hi Janie
It has to do with the total rise is, which looks like it is 49”,this is were you start by diving that number by what ever you would like the rise of each of the stairs to be.Lets say we divided by 4.0625 that comes very close to 11, that’s the number of steps you need .you deduct one step because the first step is 4.0625 down from each landing. Next you need to layout and cut stringers . Here’s a couple ways on how to do that,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=531UPCjZTm0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7Ar6TrvBiE

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