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Forum topic by MrGoodCat posted 06-29-2017 01:17 PM 1073 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MrGoodCat

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06-29-2017 01:17 PM

My wife and I are currently building my new shop/tiny home. I have an idea for the staircase but I don’t know if it’ll work.
We would like open stairs ( two stringers and treads no risers) my thought is: Get two 10/4×10” boards and mill them into 1/4×10” strips. Then build an exact copy of the wall in my shop. Get the layout of the stringers and bend the strips and glue them back together. It’s one of those ideas that works in my head but I’m not sure if it will in the real world. What do you all think? Will it be strong enough anchored only at top and bottom? Here are the measurements. 24” wide X 77” rise 10” treads.
Thank you for your input.

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#1 posted 06-30-2017 10:31 AM

Sure, it’s completely doable.
With that said, a partially freestanding circ isn’t something your average wood worker want’s to, or is even capable of tackling.
I have no clue of your design, or execution capabilities.

In the end, it’s not a question of ‘can it be done’....it’s more…are you capable?

-- It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle

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#2 posted 07-01-2017 12:48 AM

Sat down with a good friend last night and knocked around a few ideas. I’m pretty confident I’m up to the challenge. That being said it is my first round staircase so it will be a learning curve.

-- I dream of a world where a chicken can cross the road without having their motives questioned.

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#3 posted 07-01-2017 01:03 AM



That being said it is my first round staircase so it will be a learning curve.

- MrGoodCat

Good pun to boot :) Looking forward to seeing how it comes along.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#4 posted 07-01-2017 09:42 AM



Sat down with a good friend last night and knocked around a few ideas. I m pretty confident I m up to the challenge. That being said it is my first round staircase so it will be a learning curve.

- MrGoodCat

Awesome!
Best advice I can give you at this stage is to spend a LOT of time planning this project out, and ask a lot of questions. Pre-planning the design, structure and execution will save you a world of hurt and disappointment during and after the build.
Afterthought and curved stairs don’t go well together.

-- It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle

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