How to build DIY wooden stairs?
Today, wood is one of the most used materials for decoration. It is not easy to give up the wooden material with its natural appearance and the peaceful texture of the wood. Today we will give you some tips on the DIY construction of wooden stairs. As Matho Plywood, we recommend you to choose plywood for stair construction. Because plywood is water resistant and does not bend over time. The construction of these plywood stairs will be quite the right decision.
After deciding on the right material for the construction of a simple wooden staircase, you can have a very aesthetic staircase using the small tips that we will talk about. You can assemble wooden stairs as you want. Here the cutting of the materials is very important. You can manufacture and assemble the stairs you want, such as U steps, rotating stairs, straight stairs, L steps etc.
It is also very easy to construct wooden stairs on concrete. Because plywood is easy to assemble on concrete after the material is cut correctly. You can get support from our article on the production of wooden stairs.
Wooden staircase construction is as easy as it is complex. Because the dimensions of the ladder must be taken correctly. You can get support from a successful architect. If you are not sure about the dimensions, we strongly recommend that you build your stairs with the help of an expert.
First of all, there are some metrics you need to determine. First let’s examine how the stair dock is made and what the dimensions should be.
What is Stair Risers?
The stair risers is defined as the height difference between the stair steps. So the steep track between the two stairs is the stairway risers. It is a very important detail for a ladder to be solid. The stair risers must be constructed to a certain extent. For example, in apartments or houses, the height of the berth should be between 17 and 18 cm between the roof and the basement floors should be between 20 and 25 cm.
- All risers along the staircase should be the same size. This is necessary for the use of a more comfortable ladder.
- Ladder stairs can be constructed in 3 different ways. Fully enclosed stairway risers, half-closed stairway risers, or stairway risers without risers are available.
- The appearance of the risers is very important for the aesthetic appearance of the stairs.
- Cut parts so that they are straight and parallel to each other.
When preparing the deck boards of the stairs, cutting tools such as band saws, planing machines, circular saws are used. By means of this and the like, the stairs are cut correctly and appear straight.
It is also very important to use a spirit level here. Because the spirit level is the easiest way to find out if there is a slope of the boards. Then, materials such as glue or nails or screws can be used for mounting.
Now you have to learn how to make the stair step. Let’s examine it.
How to Make Stair Steps?
As you know, the stair step is the surface that we step on with the stairs. The stability of the steps and the harmony with the risers are very important. Risers and stair steps are a whole. They must be in harmony with each other and must be attached to each other very carefully. Otherwise, your stairs will not be solid and you may face a disaster when you want to get a decorative product.
Note: Stair step width is between 26cm and 33cm as standard. You should note that the step width should not be less than 10 cm. This is not a comfortable staircase and we cannot take our steps easily, which can lead to accidents.
Now it comes to the material you will use while stepping. The most common materials used in the construction of wooden stairs are materials produced from hard wood. For example, plywood and laminated materials are ideal for step-making. Oak, mahogany and sapele are the most commonly used tree types in the construction of steps.
Stair steps should also be connected to the risers after cutting as required. In this way, you can create your stairs.
Stair Railing Construction
When choosing a stair railing, of course, it is correct to choose the material you use on the stair steps. This allows you to have an aesthetically pleasing staircase and your staircase as a whole.
The railing is the most important part of a stairs. Because we need to have a railing on a ladder so that we can safely climb up and down. For example, if we have children in our house, the railing becomes more important in terms of safety.
Stair handrail dimensions should be determined as 90cm. The distance between the two railings should be at least 10 and 14 cm. If you are building a wooden staircase, the railings should also be made of wood, so that a visually beautiful appearance is achieved.
From here it is entirely up to your creativity. Whether you want to paint your stair railing with wood carving pattern or paint it with different motifs. Here, your creativity will come to the forefront and guide you.
How to Install Stairs?
Ladder assembly starts from the lowest step. The process continues from the lower steps to the upper steps and thus the ladder is completed. The step to be considered during the installation of the steps is the steep slope. There should be no slope of more than 2%.
Dock should be placed after the first step. Then the step and then the board should be placed. This should continue until the end of the ladder installation. And finally your ladder is ready.
The construction of plywood stairs is therefore visually beautiful. Because plywood structure is quite aesthetic and stylish appearance. It is among the most used products in home decoration.
As you can see, the construction of plywood and wooden stairs is as simple as it is a bit complicated. Matho Gbr is Germany’s best plywood supplier companies. Please contact us for detailed information about plywood types and plywood prices.