6 Tactful Steps to Build Free Standing Wooden Steps Wooden steps! Perhaps, you’ve seen them or probably used them in one or another, fell in love with them. And now you are contemplating installing them somewhere within your home. Not a bad thing at all! After all, constructing wooden steps is sensibly comfortable and effortless depending on what you are looking to achieve. All you need is some planning, 2nd-grade math, and of course a little bit of elbow grease. Ultimately, the construction should not only be long-lasting and robust but also aesthetic enough to compliment and enhance the splendor and glamor of your home. With that being said, brace yourself for the undertaking and have a close look at what you need and what should be done. Section 1: Tools and Supplies In any DIY undertaking, the first and foremost thing you need to do is gathering the supplies and tools necessary to begin and complete the process seamlessly. After all, it makes no sense top begin something only to leave it hanging simply because you lack a certain tool or supply. So, what will you need for this construction? Tools 1. Hand saw 2. Hammer 3. Tape measure 4. Pencil 5. 16d nails 6. Farming square This list includes essential tools that will see the entire process progress seamlessly. However, there are others that you might want to take into consideration. Though they are not essential, they will come in handy in one way or another. 1. Nail gun 2. Jigsaw 3. Circular saw 4. Board bender
5. Chop saw 6. String line Now that we already have the necessary tools, let’s have a look at the supplies required. The most essential one is wood. Supplies 1. 6 pieces of wood measuring 2x4x16, 2x12x16, and 4x4x16. They’ve got to be straight and perfect without cracks. Otherwise, they can potentially result in problems as the construction process progresses. Section 2: Calculations and Measurements With the necessary tools and supplies ready, its time to go ahead and do some planning. This will involve doing a few measurements and calculations. • Determine the number of steps you need to build In this section, you are going to learn how to make reliable estimates. However, if you prefer using exact measurements, Google has a feature where you can key in numbers and get exact values. Here’s my method: 1. Before you can proceed with anything else, measure the height – from the ground all the way up to where the stairs should lead. 2. Divide your value by 7 – which is the typical height of a normal stair step.
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