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Thread: Basement stairs

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    Senior Robin Hood Guy Ian Gills's Avatar
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    Jul 2007

    Default Basement stairs

    I will need to replace these before things get too serious with the basement remodel process.

    I have looked at the codes, and for stairs they are extremely exacting.

    So, I will be leaving this to a pro but would still like to do as much as I can myself.

    Would buying and getting the stairs designed from a professional like this be OK with me doing the final install?


    Comments welcome.

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    Extreme DIY Homeowner Scuba_Dave's Avatar
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    Jan 2009
    South of Boston, MA


    I'm building my own stairs to the walk up attic
    (3) 2X12 X 20's = $60
    (14) pine treads = $140
    (2) side trim pieces $30
    Total $230
    plus whatever I get for handrails

    This will be enclosed on both sides as I start going up
    So no spindles on the bottom
    Not sure what up top will be like yet

    I built the stairs to my deck - 7 steps I think
    Also just built the steps to Great room/addition - 6 steps
    GR stairs are just roughed in right now - used 3/4" plywood as steps
    DIY Handyman (not 4 hire)
    I have enough to do to my own house

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    Moderator & Master Plumber hj's Avatar
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    Aug 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona

    Default stairs

    Those units are usually too fancy for a basement stairway.


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