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xx   HOUSE

Photo shows replacement of a solid wall with a stairway divider made of 15" deep cabinets.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1971 (v.49#5) pg. 44

Photo shows how to rejuvenate stairs by painting the stairs a bright color and applying a border of tape on each side. Est. cost: $10.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1976 (v.54#7) pg. 62

Three tips for adding decorating highlights to stairways. (1) Decorative fringe is tacked to each riser just under the nosing. (2) Braided rug pads are tacked to each step. (3) Bold stripes are painted as a border up one side of the stairs.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1977 (v.55#7) pg. 68

"Floating" stairway. Stair treads appear to float on cast-iron pipe supports.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1983 (v.61#4) pg. G14

Tips on silencing stair squeaks.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1985 (v.63#5) pg. 62

Four ways to enliven stairs. (1) Paint a runner with border stripes and heart accents on the risers and treads. (2) Risers, baseboard and sideboard are wallpapered in contrasting patterns. (3) Woven runner is anchored with dowels and screw eyes. (4) Sponge-painted risers.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1996 (v.74#3) pg. 32

Mathematics for calculating the correct rise and run so that a flight of steps will feel comfortable underfoot.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Dec 1999-Jan 2000 (v.23#3) pg. 62

Risers that shine. How to install useful storage drawers in the space normally wasted behind staircase risers.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Jun 2002 (v.25#8) pg. 42

Stairways: the carpentry of elegance. Basic steps to lay-out a stairway and to reconstruct one.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1983 (v.6#7) pg. 42

Make use of the wasted space under your stairway. Ideas include a cedar closet, a pull out storage bin, a bar and wine rack, a home entertainment center, a playhouse, etc.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1985 (v.8#10) pg. 12, 25, 27

Step-by-step. How you can build your own wooden staircases. A comprehensive look at design and construction.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1987 (v.10#6) pg. 20

Cottage stairs. A unique, simple design for limited-space construction. One half of each step is the correct width and the other half is cut back to allow your foot to pass to the step above without tripping.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1988 (v.12#2) pg. 50
Added Info CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1989 (v.12#5) pg. 7

Stair care and repair. Some tips.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1988 (v.12#3) pg. 70

Steppin' out. How to build a simple open-riser staircase with a turned-spindle railing.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1991 (v.14#5) pg. 14

Laying-out and cutting stringers for simple stair construction.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1996 (v.19#8) pg. 17

How to build a set of exterior wooden steps.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1996 (v.19#8) pg. 62

The importance of front steps. Chart compares the cost of constructing concrete and wood steps.
COST CUTS Apr 1989 (v.6#3) pg. 8

How to repair open stairs when stair rails warp and threads threaten to slip out of supporting grooves. Technique shown uses a threaded rod to apply tension.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #111 Aug 1969 (v.19#4) pg. 40

How to build a concrete block stairway.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #137 Aug 1972 (v.22#6) pg. 42

How to make a simple set of porch steps with a handrail.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #156 Sep 1974 (v.24#7) pg. 50

Guidelines on floor and stair repair. How to repair wood, tile and linoleum floors and keep stairs and railing repaired.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #170 Feb 1976 (v.26#2) pg. 30

"Creating space from nowhere" tip shows how stairway landings can be used for seating areas or storage.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #191 Jul-Aug 1978 (v.28#6) pg. 30

Tip: How to keep brick stairways in good condition.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #209 May-Jun 1980 (v.30#5) pg. 60

Tips on curing squeaking stair treads.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #236 Feb 1983 (v.33#2) pg. 52

Fresh new look for an aging stairway. Refinished treads, wood trim and a new handrail greatly improve the appearance.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #252 Oct 1984 (v.34#8) pg. 74

Quiet a squeaky step.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #278 Apr 1987 (v.37#4) pg. 41

Repair wood steps. Some tips.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #282 Oct 1987 (v.37#8) pg. 72

How a house works. A look at some of the rules and standards that have become commonplace in house construction. Emphasis is on stairway design and the ceiling height.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #308 May 1990 (v.40#5) pg. 18
Correction FAMILY HANDYMAN #310 Jul-Aug 1990 (v.40#7) pg. 15
Added Info FAMILY HANDYMAN #311 Sep 1990 (v.40#8) pg. 15

Dress up a stairway with colorful-but-tough enamel deck paints.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #308 May 1990 (v.40#5) pg. 50

Silencing squeaky stairs by eliminating the gaps which cause it.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #347 Apr 1994 (v.44#4) pg. 12

Building exterior stairs. Step-by-step instructions for taking measurements, computing rise and tread run numbers, marking and cutting the carriages, attachment and assembly.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #369 Jun 1996 (v.46#6) pg. 68

Goof-proof stair building. Two ways to improve your success even if you're a novice. (1) Using stair jigs. (2) Using stair angle brackets.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #386 Mar 1998 (v.48#3) pg. 33

How to install a stair skirt (the wide trim board lining the wall along the sides of the stairway).
FAMILY HANDYMAN #399 Jun 1999 (v.49#6) pg. 80

Designing outdoor steps. Proper layout for a safe, comfortable stride.
FINE GARDENING #16 Nov-Dec 1990 pg. 26

Staircase renovation. How to repair major problems with screws, blocks and braces. How to repair joists and stringers, attach newel-posts and railings, etc.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #1 Feb-Mar 1981 pg. 14

How to build a stair platform for use when repairing or painting a staircase or stairwell.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #1 Feb-Mar 1981 pg. 17

Trussed stair treads are thinner than usual because they are supported by a brass rod under tension.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #1 Feb-Mar 1981 pg. 59

Ordinary stairways built from standard stringers and treads have no risers, but are made more attractive by adding wooden trim boards to edge joints and completely encircling each tread with carpet.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #8 Apr-May 1982 pg. 67

Storage stair. An alternative to conventional stairway framing takes advantage of normally wasted space by utilizing all of the room under the stairs for storage. Both cabinets and drawers are included.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #15 Jun-Jul 1983 pg. 70

Sculpted stairway. Imagination and improvisation coax an "organic" shape from 42 plies of Honduras mahogany.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #16 Aug-Sep 1983 pg. 73

Designing and building stairs.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #17 Oct-Nov 1983 pg. 56
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #19 Feb-Mar 1984 pg. 6

Plunge-router stairs. An adjustable mortising jig simplifies the construction of an open-riser stairway.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #28 Aug-Sep 1985 pg. 38
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #30 Dec 1985-Jan 1986 pg. 4

Tips on silencing a noisy wooden staircase.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #31 Feb-Mar 1986 pg. 8

Adjustable marking gauge for cutting stair treads and risers.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #35 Oct-Nov 1986 pg. 14

Traditional stairways off the shelf. A look at manufactured stair parts and how they are made.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #36 Dec 1986-Jan 1987 pg. 56

Newport stairway reproduction. Laminating stringers and handrails around a skeletal form.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #37 Feb-Mar 1987 pg. 30
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #40 Jun-Jul 1987 pg. 6

Three custom stairbuilders are profiled.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #43 Dec 1987-Jan 1988 pg. 34

Tips on pouring and finishing concrete stairs.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #44 Feb-Mar 1988 pg. 14
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #46 Apr-May 1988 pg. 4, 6

Hatch on wheels. A rolling skylight and a ship's stair lead out onto a roof.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #48 Aug-Sep 1988 pg. 54

Tip: Riser forms for concrete steps should be beveled on the bottom so that trowel can reach to the back of treads without stripping forms.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #49 Oct-Nov 1988 pg. 28

Staircase comes out of the closet. An arts and crafts stair becomes the focal point of a house. Includes stair-building information.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #49 Oct-Nov 1988 pg. 78

Building a winding outdoor staircase from redwood. Fitting stairs to a complicated site calls for an accurate sketch and some job-site improvising.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #51 Feb-Mar 1989 pg. 46
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #55 Aug-Sep 1989 pg. 6

A staircase of glass and maple. Making the continuous 3"-diameter maple handrail was the hard part. Shaper jigs and techniques are illustrated.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #60 Apr-May 1990 pg. 74

A site-built stair. Using readily available materials and on-site carpentry techniques to build a tasteful staircase.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #62 Aug-Sep 1990 pg. 42
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #64 Dec 1990-Jan 1991 pg. 10

Design guidelines for safe stairs. Looks at handrails, riser/tread, slip resistance, etc.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #65 Feb-Mar 1991 pg. 66
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #67 Apr-May 1991 pg. 4

Building an L-shaped stair. Basic construction techniques for a stair with a three-step winder.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #67 Apr-May 1991 pg. 44

Installing stair skirtboards. Notching the skirtboard over the risers for a better-looking job.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #68 Jun-Jul 1991 pg. 60
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #71 Dec 1991-Jan 1992 pg. 4

Tip on using threaded rods to draw the stringers of an old staircase tight against the treads.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #74 Apr-May 1992 pg. 26

Method for trimming enclosed staircase that results in gap-free intersections between the treads, the risers, and the skirtboards.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #76 Aug-Sep 1992 pg. 30

A dry-laid stone stairway. Using a crushed-rock-and-gravel method to build well-drained, tightly laid outdoor steps.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #76 Aug-Sep 1992 pg. 60

Adjustable jig for measuring stair treads to fit tightly between a pair of walls or skirt boards.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #78 Dec 1992-Jan 1993 pg. 30

Building a bullnose starting step using a kerf-bending technique. Also includes instructions for installing a starting newel.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #82 Jun-Jul 1993 pg. 60

Tips on minimizing the nail pops and squeaks when constructing stairs with 2x12 framing lumber.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #84 Oct-Nov 1993 pg. 14

Build an adjustable stair gauge to measure stair treads so you get a good fit against the skirts.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #90 Aug-Sep 1994 pg. 22

A veteran stairbuilder's tools and tips. Modified tools and custom jigs expedite staircase assembly.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #92 Dec 1994-Jan 1995 pg. 56

Building a curved stair on site. A stick-framed stair lifts the eye upward while keeping costs under control.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #97 Aug-Sep 1995 pg. 62

Tip on double-checking stair stringer layout using a story stick.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #99 Dec 1995-Jan 1996 pg. 24

A quick way to build a squeak-free stair. Using plywood instead of framing lumber can guarantee a stable and accurate staircase.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #104 Aug-Sep 1996 pg. 80

Building an Arts and Crafts stair. An updated and code-compliant interpretation of the classic Greene and Greene Gamble House staircase.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #105 Oct-Nov 1996 pg. 88

Framing a curved stairway on site using ordinary stud wall construction as the support skeleton.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #110 Jun-Jul 1997 pg. 90
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #112 Oct-Nov 1997 pg. 12

Cutting stringers for stairs that flare out (are wider) at the bottom than at the top.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #113 Dec 1997-Jan 1998 pg. 18

Building interior finished stairs that feature a housed stringer on one side and an open, mitered stringer on the other.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #114 Feb-Mar 1998 pg. 60

Easy and accurate way to lay out winder stairs that have wedge-shaped treads where the stair makes a 90-degree turn.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #117 Jun-Jul 1998 pg. 30

Profile of John Freimuth, a master stairbuilder.
FINE WOODWORKING #25 Nov-Dec 1980 pg. 98

Building stairs. Harry Waldemar shows the old-time way to a custom job.
FINE WOODWORKING #30 Sep-Oct 1981 pg. 48
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #31 Nov-Dec 1981 pg. 12

Tips on fabricating stair treads with an abrupt bend on the flat end of each step.
FINE WOODWORKING #60 Sep-Oct 1986 pg. 14

Six tips on how to make your stairways safe.
HANDY ANDY Feb 1978 (v.2#5) pg. 69

How to refinish stairs.
HANDY ANDY Apr 1980 (v.4#7) pg. 31

Tips on eliminating squeaky stair treads.
HOME MECHANIX #689 Sep 1985 (v.81) pg. 12

Decorate stair risers with wallcovering border.
HOME MECHANIX #716 Dec 1987 (v.83) pg. 49

Steps of stone. A mason's guide to building fieldstone steps.
HOME MECHANIX #744 Apr 1990 (v.86) pg. 90

Critical dimensions (rise, tread, run, nosing) for safe stairway design are noted.
HOME MECHANIX #747 Jul-Aug 1990 (v.86) pg. 87

Convert the area beneath a staircase to storage space. Access is gained through trapezoid-shaped doors which pivot on offset hinges.
HOME MECHANIX #772 Feb 1993 (v.89) pg. 92

Step-by-step storage. Three creative ways to build storage into staircases. (1) L-shaped bookcase on the upper landing replaces a railing. (2) Storage bays built under basement stairs include a rollout wardrobe cabinet, utility drawers and a storage cube with a lid. (3) First-floor under-stair cabinets for stereo system, etc.
HOME MECHANIX #801 Dec 1995-Jan 1996 (v.91) pg. 56
Added Info HOME MECHANIX #804 Apr 1996 (v.92) pg. 6

Tip on how to install replacement treads on a staircase.
HOME MECHANIX #806 Jun 1996 (v.92) pg. 18

Under stair pantry. Fitting shelves in the underside of a stair stringer converts normally dead space to a convenient storage area.
HOMEOWNER Oct 1984 (v.9#8) pg. 44

Tip: Attach plastic trays with lips to the underside of an open stairway to create storage drawers.
HOMEOWNER May 1989 (v.14#4) pg. 54

Fold-down hatch covers a stairway and makes it possible to access storage shelves installed at the rear of a tall stairwell.
HOMEOWNER Jun 1989 (v.14#5) pg. 62

How to eliminate squeaks in floors and stairs.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Mar-Apr 1979 (v.4#2) pg. 103

How to make a storage area for boots and shoes under the bottom two steps of a stairway. Bottom riser and tread are hinged to lift open.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jul-Aug 1979 (v.4#4) pg. 58

A 2-page reference guide to stairway design, layout, and construction.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Nov-Dec 1980 (v.5#6) pg. 103

Overhead transparency master illustrates the installation of various stairways.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION May-Jun 1980 (v.69#5) pg. 18

Overhead transparency master looks at stairway installation details.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Nov 1980 (v.69#8) pg. 16

Space under stairs hides laundry.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #422 Jul 1963 (v.59) pg. 94

The ABCs of steps. Basic construction facts for building stairs.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #544 Sep 1973 (v.69) pg. 122

Renovating stairs in old houses.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #640 Sep 1981 (v.77) pg. 60

Restoring a staircase and fixing up an old fireplace. Tips from Bob Vila of PBS-TV's series "This Old House".
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #675 Jul 1984 (v.80) pg. 54

Five low-cost decorating ideas. (1) Create a paneled look with molding. (2) Make wood look like marble. (3) Build an eye-catching cornice treatment. (4) Build homemade panel doors for your cabinets. The removable panels can be wallpapered, wrapped, or painted to match room decor. (5) Add mirrors to stair risers to create the illusion of no risers at all. This trick visually enlarges small foyers.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #678 Oct 1984 (v.80) pg. 54

Stair building, step-by-step.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #118 Jul-Aug 1989 pg. 70

How to build outdoor steps from railroad ties.
NEW SHELTER May-Jun 1983 (v.4#5) pg. 35

Tip: Adjustable jig for measuring treads for a staircase or fitted shelves for a bookcase or cabinet. Helps guarantee that the tread or shelf will fit exactly.
NEW SHELTER Jul-Aug 1983 (v.4#6) pg. 23

Automatic stairway. Computer program, written in BASIC, calculates how many risers and treads a stairway should have, how high each riser should be, and how long the stringers should be.
NEW SHELTER Nov-Dec 1984 (v.5#9) pg. 22

How to disassemble and rebuild a staircase.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov 1973 (v.1#2) pg. 6

Glossary: Parts of a staircase.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar 1974 (v.2#3) pg. 9

Repair stone steps with mortar and a running mold (the same technique used in making plaster cornices).
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Aug 1975 (v.3#8) pg. 11

Wooden staircases. How they are built and tips on their repair and maintenance.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar 1981 (v.9#3) pg. 64

Repairing an old wooden staircase. Part 1. Photos and diagrams illustrate removal and repairs.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Feb 1982 (v.10#2) pg. 27

Patching limestone and marble stone steps.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul 1982 (v.10#7) pg. 133

The best way to replace a stair tread or riser.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar 1983 (v.11#2) pg. 40

Tip: Hanging a mirror on a low overhead above a stairway will prevent most people from banging their heads.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1988 (v.16#4) pg. 18

How to repair a cracked stair tread which can't be reached from below.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1990 (v.18#4) pg. 24

The basic steps to stair repair in an old house. Describes tightening treads, repairing a section of tread nosing, replacing treads, repairing or replacing balusters, newels and tightening handrails.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1996 (v.24#1) pg. 48

Tip describes how to use a turnbuckle under each step to pull stringers together and keep steps in their mortises.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1997 (v.25#4) pg. 20

Avoid steep stairs by using two risers per step.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1965 (v.124#5) pg. 165

How to design a proper stairway and then build it.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1965 (v.124#6) pg. 158

One example of enclosing an open stairway with a wall that is partially open at top and extends out enough to enclose a hot-water radiator.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1972 (v.137#4) pg. 119

How to lay out and build wooden staircases.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1974 (v.142#6) pg. 144

Stairway design tips. Recommended dimensions to use when building stairways and railings.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1990 (v.167#8) pg. 88

Federal (HUD) design parameters for both interior and exterior stairs for residential applications are noted.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1998 (v.175#6) pg. 134

Hinged stair treads for more storage space.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1963 (v.183#5) pg. 126

Photo and sketches of how opening up an enclosed stairway by removing part of one wall can help make a small room feel larger.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1974 (v.204#5) pg. 158

Outdoor stairway of redwood for use in steep areas of your yard or garden. Only two concrete piers are used for anchoring opposite corners.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1976 (v.209#3) pg. 165

Three ways to make use of under-stair space. (1) Giant terrarium. (2) Telephone niche with built-in seat. (3) Walk-in storage with deep shelves under stairs (shelves pull out for access).
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1980 (v.216#2) pg. 129

How to install a flight of floating stairs. Each stair tread is fastened to a wall on one end and supported by a steel rod attached to the ceiling on the other end.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1982 (v.221#5) pg. 80

Build extra living space within your present walls. Part 2. How to build stairways, how to build sound-resistant walls, and lighting tips for rooms with low ceilings.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1983 (v.222#3) pg. 91

Build a temporary stairway to make it much easier to haul bundles of shingles up onto a roof.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Apr 1987 (v.2#4) pg. 76

Silencing squeaky floors and stairs. Several easy solutions are illustrated.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Jan 1988 (v.3#1) pg. 76

Build a garden stairway for a sloped yard from wood and rock fill.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Jul-Aug 1988 (v.3#6) pg. 62
Added Info PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Nov-Dec 1988 (v.3#9) pg. 6

Flights of fancy. A buyers' guide to getting the most for your money when selecting and installing stairways. Six stair designs are illustrated, along with tips on building a safer staircase.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Feb 1990 (v.5#1) pg. 54

Repair worn stair treads by prying them up and turning them over.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Mar 1966 (v.37#3) pg. 32

Photo shows storage shelves, bookshelves, and space for TV or stereo built-in underneath a stairway.
SUNSET Mar 1977 (v.158#3) pg. 137

Photo shows storage cupboards, closets, and drawers built-in underneath stairs.
SUNSET Apr 1977 (v.158#4) pg. 151

Tip: Create an airy-looking staircase by gluing mirrors to the risers.
SUNSET Jan 1981 (v.166#1) pg. 77

Tip: Hinged stair treads lift up to reveal storage space.
SUNSET Oct 1981 (v.167#4) pg. 164

Floating steps are made from sections of glue-laminated beams supported by pieces of angle iron.
SUNSET Jan 1982 (v.168#1) pg. 78

Ideas for lighting stairways with fluorescent fixtures recessed into wall.
SUNSET Apr 1982 (v.168#4) pg. 128

Six ways to silence squeaky stairs.
SUNSET Mar 1985 (v.174#3) pg. 130

Sculptured stair treads are made from laminated 1x6s. The are attached to the wall with a hidden steel plate to form a cantilevered staircase.
SUNSET Feb 1986 (v.176#2) pg. 121

Make large expanses of outdoor steps more interesting by creating "planting pockets" in the steps where small, sturdy annuals and perennials are planted.
SUNSET Nov 1990 (v.185#5) pg. 104

How to cure creaky stairs.
WOMAN'S DAY Mar 1 1978 (v.41#7) pg. 188

An open tread stair. How to design and construct an open tread stairway, out of hardwood or softwood, which requires a bit more in the way of wood joinery. All of the treads are tenonend through a mortise in the stringer.
WOODWORKER #1015 Jun 1978 (v.82) pg. 256

Staircase repair. How to repair or replace rotten stair strings, steps, and risers.
WOODWORKER #1016 Jul 1978 (v.82) pg. 322

How to build a "secret" compartment under a stairway.
WOODWORKER #1037 Apr 1980 (v.84) pg. 261

Stairbuilding. Design and construction of a "proper" stairway for a medieval (14th century) house. The stairway needed to occupy a small floor area, yet rise three stories.
WOODWORKER Apr 1989 (v.93#4) pg. 304

Winding up. Advice on building staircases, including those where the steps must follow a bend in the path.
WOODWORKER Apr 1990 (v.94#4) pg. 346
Added Info WOODWORKER Sep 1990 (v.94#9) pg. 848

Treading carefully. Practical geometry and fabrication methods used when constructing a curved staircase.
WOODWORKER Feb 1991 (v.95#2) pg. 146

Construction of curved staircase with steel railing.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1964 (v.20#4) pg. 34

Installation of lights into the risers of a stairway or porch steps.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1968 (v.24#1) pg. 20

How to build stairways. Includes stair angle, riser height, and tread depth chart.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1971 (v.27#3) pg. 22

How to pour concrete steps.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1976 (v.32#2) pg. 32

Layout and construction basics for stairways. Detailed guidelines on the mathematics of layout, how to frame stairwell openings, stringer layout and fastening, and finishing. Tables of common dimensions for stairways with and without landings are included.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1977 (v.33#1) pg. 48

Tip: Wasted space under an enclosed stairway can be turned into a closet.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1980 (v.36#3) pg. 67

Tips on silencing squeaky stairs.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1987 (v.43#6) pg. 22

Building stairs. Looks at riser-tread relationship, laying out a stairway, and laying out stringers.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1989 (v.45#3) pg. 80

How to build exterior concrete steps with a brick overlay.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1990 (v.46#5) pg. 10

Building a staircase. (1) Finishing a professionally-built stairway. (2) Installing a prefabricated staircase. (3) Building open-riser deck or porch stairs.
WORKBENCH Feb-Mar 1992 (v.48#1) pg. 38

Make stairs safe for your family. Tips to avoid falls.
WORKBENCH Feb-Mar 1992 (v.48#1) pg. 46

A facelift for old concrete steps. Instructions for installing tile on both steps and risers.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1996 (v.52#6) pg. 48

How to scuff-sand the treads of outdoor painted steps.
WORKBENCH Jun 1997 (v.53#3) pg. 6