Basement stairs come in all sizes and shapes. You can build from very simple to more elaborate decorative design with best finishing ideas. Whether you are building or replacing the existing stairs in your basement, choosing customized heights is recommended. Only a stair specialist can do custom build by using cut stringers 2 x12 as construction framing.
Well, you can do self adjusting and brackets of stair building systems as an easier solution. They provide you easier, faster and stronger design of stair than conventional construction.
You can quickly form a basic wooden utility stair, an elaborate and even fully finished stair by applying the bracket system. Simple and streamlined stairs in your basement are achievable.
The adjustable joist hangers or “brackets” are automatically adjustable to form any desired rise that attached structurally between the stringers. The full depth and without notching two outside stringers are required unlike the cut stringers in conventional. Per stringer requires three to four end cuts only that eliminate seventy saw cuts approximately.
This is when it comes to a comparison to basement stair with conventional cut stringers. The stair building brackets that adjustable are probably used with distinguish materials like MDF, pine, hardwood and treads. You can have the configurations of rise and tread to be customized and adjusted to finely meet all building codes. Interior and exterior basement stair designs require it.
There are things to consider when building a stair in your basement. They are material, number of steps and the width. You can apply free online stair calculator software which fully interactive to further simplify the process.
Both sides of stringer member (2) 2 x6’s are needed and make sure they are without any twist. Each stringer should be longer than the stair total length at least 12”. By using the two outside stringers, 9 ft of stairs can be built with adjustable brackets.
2×8’s for risers are used with 7-1/4″ heights along with 2 x10’s for risers with over 7-1/4″ heights. The stair treads are probably 5/4 pine, 2×12’s, 5/4 hardwood, MDF or sturdy floor which ripped to size etc. Treads and risers can exactly be pre-cut to length right after figuring out about how many steps that needed along with the width. This is meant to save your time.
Start to set the brackets on two members of 2×6 stringers by using pivot screws and reusable spacers. Then, you can remove the spacers once set and adjust stair run and rise by rotating the brackets. The positioned brackets should be fixed and then attach the treads and risers.
There are some tools and materials needed such as power saw, power drill and # 8 1-1/4″ Phillips head. You will also need square or star drive screws to use for the stair building brackets. #8 2-1/2″ screws are needed for every 9 ” connection of riser and tread along with spaces that usable to make a customization of the tread and riser configurations.
This engineered system of stair building for basement eliminates cut stringers’ need. It has been tested to be much stronger and faster than any conventional stair construction. You can save $500 per stair flight. Professionals even DIYers will be able to build stairs in basement with cost efficiency yet reliable in accuracy, strength, quality and look.
There are stair kits for basement on the market to choose from based on your needs if you prefer buying to building it. Stairs with landing, with turn even and with storage will be awesome references. You can choose the finish to perfectly compliment overall basement design and decor.