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Need a carpenters help.
#1372810 Mon Aug 10 2020 06:12 PM
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No not these carpenters. [youtube.com]. I am trying to panel my stairway to the loft in the shop. Is there a formula to measure for the treads. The studs are 16 inches on center and the treads ar 8 /14 high and the depth is 9 1/4 deep. This is the wall. [lh3.googleusercontent.com] I have never like climbing the stairs and it is mostly empty but what is left needs to be thrown out. So I want to put thin particle board on the all and add a railing. I am not sure yet if I want to put it on the wall or the outside. Help please.

Last edited by WE b OLD; Mon Aug 10 2020 06:22 PM.

Ron, The Computer Greek
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Re: Need a carpenters help.
WE b OLD #1372819 Mon Aug 10 2020 07:23 PM
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Ron
Make yourself a cardboard template by holding it against the wall and trimming to fit at least 2 of the stairs. Then use that to cut your paneling, starting at the bottom and aligning the template with floor, and then move the template up to the next set of steps, overlapping till you get to the other side of the panel.
If you have a carpenter's square (2' long on one leg and 18" on the other), that helps. They have markings on both legs, inside and outside of the legs. Using the measurements you posted, you can get the panel cut to match the stairs. Everything should be square, with no angles required.
I'd suggest putting the railing on the outside. Just cut 2x4's of the same length ~36" from the top of the treads and screw them vertically to the stringer (side member). Then screw a 2x4 railing to those aligned with the tops.


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Re: Need a carpenters help.
WE b OLD #1372835 Mon Aug 10 2020 08:14 PM
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what Kevin said.


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Re: Need a carpenters help.
WE b OLD #1372857 Mon Aug 10 2020 10:28 PM
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Master Gabster
Thanks to you both, I had not thought of a template. I was just in the process of throwing an old 55" tv box away, it should work THANKS


Ron, The Computer Greek
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1960 MGA Roadster Sold 7/18/2017
1954 3100 Chevy truck in the Gallery
2017 Buick Encore
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Re: Need a carpenters help.
WE b OLD #1372897 Tue Aug 11 2020 01:59 AM
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I would think measuring from a constant point to risers for horizontal readings and from the ceiling down to treads for vertical readings would put you spot on. For very accurate profile we use a profile gauge ($20 Home Depot) or for complex curves on several planes we use 1/4" solid core solder which is so soft it can be formed into tight bends but stiff enough to transfer to a graph paper. An example for the latter is making a supercharger mount on a two 4bbl aluminum intake where the mount has to fit the very irregular intake runners close enough for a good tig weld. Either way should should make a fitment to stair steps almost water tight. Remember with wood 1/4 round can hide boo boos.


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Re: Need a carpenters help.
WE b OLD #1372901 Tue Aug 11 2020 02:20 AM
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I have the simplest solution to your problem, however I am still too sore about your recent claims of "pulling the trigger" in previous threads, why, its just wrong to jack your imaginary internet friends around like that.
smile and good luck to you, you big fat liar, and quite possibly, a known thief and murderer, and a man of notorious vicious and intemperate disposition.
(I may be extrapolating a bit on that last part.)

Re: Need a carpenters help.
WE b OLD #1372919 Tue Aug 11 2020 10:30 AM
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Master Gabster
Carl, since you are that good at nailing it you could come up and help me. yahoo thumbs_up


Ron, The Computer Greek
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1960 MGA Roadster Sold 7/18/2017
1954 3100 Chevy truck in the Gallery
2017 Buick Encore
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Re: Need a carpenters help.
WE b OLD #1372965 Tue Aug 11 2020 05:01 PM
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Master Gabster
I never thought that getting old would be this bad. I got the rail up and also put a handle on the gate to the fence. Now time for lunch and maybe a nap. I did make a trip to get nails and a handle for the gate.


Ron, The Computer Greek
I love therefore I am.

1960 MGA Roadster Sold 7/18/2017
1954 3100 Chevy truck in the Gallery
2017 Buick Encore
Pix on Photobucket
Re: Need a carpenters help.
WE b OLD #1372985 Tue Aug 11 2020 06:27 PM
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I use screws, as pulling the trigger on a drill/driver is a lot less work than swinging a hammer. wink
Enjoy your nap. grin


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
Busting rust since the mid-60's
Re: Need a carpenters help.
WE b OLD #1373010 Tue Aug 11 2020 09:22 PM
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Master Gabster
I bought the wrong screws last week. They have that small Allen type head on the and with them be coated they don't drive very well. And they ain't cheap. Went out later and worked on the template and tried to conceptualize a better way to do it. Time to cook supper. And maybe another nap. thumbs_up


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1960 MGA Roadster Sold 7/18/2017
1954 3100 Chevy truck in the Gallery
2017 Buick Encore
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