How do you build garden steps?
To work out how many risers you need, divide the vertical height of the flight by the height of your riser. Then divide the horizontal length of the flight into a suitable number of treads. The combinations of tread and riser measurements in the table will make attractive, safe steps.
How do you make one outdoor step?
- 1Mark for the drill holes. Start by marking the drill holes for attaching the step to the stringer.
- 2Drill the holes. Put on the appropriate safety equipment and drill the 3 holes in the stringers using an 8-gauge countersink bit.
- 3Assemble the step.
- 4Attach the step to the deck.
- 5Sand the step.
How deep should garden steps be?
A general rule of thumb for garden steps is a 15cm maximum riser and 30cm minimum tread depth. This ratio produces a more relaxed angle of ascent or descent, resulting in steps more successfully proportioned to the greater outdoor scale.
How do you make a stone garden step by step?
Building the Steps Dig out the step area to around 100mm (4”), then fill the space with hard-core, compacting it down with a club-hammer. Add a layer of sharp-sand or mortar on top of the hardcore to ensure a level base, then lay your second stone. Repeat this for each step.
What kind of wood should I use for outdoor steps?
Two types of wood widely considered the best for outdoor building of any kind are redwood and cedar. This is because they are both naturally resistant to weather damage, are easy to work with, and have a reputation for being long lasting wood even when not treated, stained, or painted.
How do you make a three sided step by step?
The trick to creating a three-sided staircase is to make bevel cuts on some of the stringers where they meet at the corners. The riser boards also get beveled, and the stair treads are mitered to help it all go together. The stairs have a post-and-railing system that matches the railing assembly on the deck itself.