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Simply Stairs: The Definitive Handbook for Stair Builders

Author/EditorMilner, Mark (Author)
ISBN: 9781849951494
Pub Date07/07/2015
BindingPaperback
Pages288
Dimensions (mm)244(h) * 190(w) * 17(d)
Accurate and detailed step-by-step guidance on the design and construction of a wide range of timber staircases The only book that both describes and demonstrates every technique, skill and project Features the 'Rise & Going Calculator' - a colourful, easy-to-read chart which aids stair calculations
$42.40
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Simply Stairs is a 'how to' book which guides the reader through all aspects of the design and construction of a wide range of timber staircases, step-by-step. It provides anyone with a basic knowledge of woodwork with the know-how and confidence to build this most important of building elements - from start to finish! The author's philosophy of methodical working, checking and double-checking, avoiding pitfalls and mistakes, and reaping the rewards of producing strong, well-designed staircases which fit beautifully in their intended locations will be appealing to all readers. This is recounted in a relaxed and informal writing style which maintains the reader's interest. The book will be a valuable guide for students of carpentry and joinery, apprentices, lecturers and trades people and professionals as well as those involved with DIY and self-build projects

Simply Stairs is a 'how to' book which guides the reader through all aspects of the design and construction of a wide range of timber staircases, step-by-step. It provides anyone with a basic knowledge of woodwork with the know-how and confidence to build this most important of building elements - from start to finish! The author's philosophy of methodical working, checking and double-checking, avoiding pitfalls and mistakes, and reaping the rewards of producing strong, well-designed staircases which fit beautifully in their intended locations will be appealing to all readers. This is recounted in a relaxed and informal writing style which maintains the reader's interest. The book will be a valuable guide for students of carpentry and joinery, apprentices, lecturers and trades people and professionals as well as those involved with DIY and self-build projects

Mark Milner is a lecturer and assessor in Carpentry and Joinery at North West Kent College, Gravesend, UK and an Assessment Development Consultant for City & Guilds of London Institute.

1. Let's Talk Stairs! 2. Staircase Calculations 3. Tools of the Trade 4. Straight-flight Stairs 5. L-Shaped Stairs with Quarter Landing 6. L-Shaped Stairs with Kite and Winders 7. Dogleg Stairs with Half-Turn Landing 8. Circular Stairs 9. Alternating Tread Stairs 10. Special Features 11. Railings 12. Repairing Stairs

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