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Install the remaining tread boards. C. If desired, install 1 × 6 riser boards so the ends are flush with the outside stringers (no overhang). Or, you can omit the riser boards for open steps. option: Add riser boards to enclose each step. option: Leave off riser boards for an open staircase. indd 44 8/11/11 6:21 PM 8/11/11 6:20 PM (Text) (RAY) (Fogra 39) Job:08-26196 Title:CPi-194989 CG to Sheds 2nd Edn #175 Dtp:204 Page:44 n 4 ■ platforms for Steps & decking This simple platform is a popular option for sheds because it’s so easy to build and it provides a sturdy step for comfortable access.

B. Check the squareness of your line layout by measuring diagonally from corner to corner: when the measurements are equal, the frame is square. Make any necessary adjustments. STep 4: SeT The ForMS A. Dig holes for the forms, centering them around the stakes. The holes should be a few inches larger in diameter than the cardboard forms. The hole depth must meet the local building code requirements— add 4" to the depth to allow for a layer of gravel. For deep holes, use a posthole digger or a rented power auger.

Onto the level line, mark the center and outsides of the stairs. Transfer the side markings to the ground using a square and straightedge. B. Cut 2× blocking to carry the bottom ends of the stringers. Fasten the blocking to the ground using 16" pieces of #4 rebar driven through 1⁄2" holes. For concrete or masonry, use masonry screws or a powder-actuated nailer. C. Anchor the tops of the stringers to the floor frame with corrosion-resistant framing connectors, using 11⁄2"-long 10d galvanized common nails.

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