Brief guidelines to measure stringers for a set of stairs

This construction video provides detailed guidelines on how to draw a triangle and measure stringers which are very essential for developing a set of stairs. This process is ideal for diverse application like carpentry, metal working, or masonry.

Stringer stands for the structural member that provides support to the treads and risers in typical staircases.

Generally three types of stringers are found in staircases; one on either side and one in the center. Extra stringers are required for broader extents. Side stringers are occasionally dadoed to obtain risers and treads for better support. Stringers on open-sided stairs are described as "cut stringers".

Staircase stringers generally manufactured to ‘house in’ or conceal the edge of the stairs from view, or cut and mitred to the shape of the stairs because of uncovering the tread profile.

Brief guidelines to measure stringers for a set of stairs