Basement stairs

Discussion in 'Remodel Forum & Blog' started by Ian Gills, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. Ian Gills

    Ian Gills Senior Robin Hood Guy

    I will need to replace these before things get too serious with the basement remodel process.

    I have looked at the codes, and for stairs they are extremely exacting.

    So, I will be leaving this to a pro but would still like to do as much as I can myself.

    Would buying and getting the stairs designed from a professional like this be OK with me doing the final install?

    Comments welcome.
  2. Scuba_Dave

    Scuba_Dave Extreme DIY Homeowner

    South of Boston, MA
    I'm building my own stairs to the walk up attic
    (3) 2X12 X 20's = $60
    (14) pine treads = $140
    (2) side trim pieces $30
    Total $230
    plus whatever I get for handrails

    This will be enclosed on both sides as I start going up
    So no spindles on the bottom
    Not sure what up top will be like yet

    I built the stairs to my deck - 7 steps I think
    Also just built the steps to Great room/addition - 6 steps
    GR stairs are just roughed in right now - used 3/4" plywood as steps
  3. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Cave Creek, Arizona

    Those units are usually too fancy for a basement stairway.
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