Chapter 10 Stairs, Ramps, and Railings

A whole chapter just for stairs, ramps, and railings? You bet! If you think about it, there could be hundreds of combinations of stair and railing systems. As a matter of fact, you very seldom see two sets of stairs that are exactly the same. Kind of like snowflakes, aren’t they? OK, they’re nothing like snowflakes! But you get the point.

This chapter covers the following topics:

  • Creating stairs by using the Rise/Run function
  • Creating a winding staircase
  • Creating a custom railing system
  • Creating custom stairs
  • Adding ramps

Creating Stairs by Using the Rise/Run Function

To begin, this chapter will address the makings of a staircase—from commercial stairs to those with a more residential feel with wood ...

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