need a step pattern for a 2x12?

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trying to figure out how to make my own but I am not to good at figuring that stuff and lowes just has premade steps with 2x6 and thats to narrow. I am afraid Mother might fall or trip on those so I want to make my steps out of 2x12's anyone know where I can get a pattern for a 2x12 steps
 

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Use a framing square.... measure your tread and riser with it and trace out the step. Start on the end with a 45 and work your way down.
 

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in the dog house! said:
Use a framing square.... measure your tread and riser with it and trace out the step. Start on the end with a 45 and work your way down.

easy for you to say I have tried to make steps before never did get it right. I'm gonna get 2 2x12x12's at lowes and a couple of 4x4's for the bottom hand rail guess I will take a shot at it later this week
 

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in the dog house! said:
Use a framing square.... measure your tread and riser with it and trace out the step. Start on the end with a 45 and work your way down.
x2. Measure from ground to the top of the floor and divide it up and get your rise. I would suggest a 6 or 6.5 inch rise if your mother is older.
 

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yes hight of deck to the ground, divide that by 2 and thats your riser. If you have say 24" you would have 4 -6" risers and 4 treads that would go out 48" from the deck. Just depends on the measurement you get from deck to ground as to how many risers you will have...... you dont wanna go higher than 7"
 

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jos3ywales said:
measure the height of the deck divided 6.5?
The way I always do my stringers is if I want a 6.5 inch rise and I want a 11 inch wide step hold one side of your framing square on 6.5 and the other side on 11 and mark it. Repeat this till you get the number of steps you need.
 

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WG Taxidermist said:
jos3ywales said:
measure the height of the deck divided 6.5?
The way I always do my stringers is if I want a 6.5 inch rise and I want a 11 inch wide step hold one side of your framing square on 6.5 and the other side on 11 and mark it. Repeat this till you get the number of steps you need.

just what is stated here, measure from your finished height to the ground, this will determine the number of steps, the step at ground level might have to be adjusted a bit with digging out or a slight fill, the finished steps need to be slightly out of level so that water will easily drain off of
 

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jos3ywales said:
trying to figure out how to make my own but I am not to good at figuring that stuff and lowes just has premade steps with 2x6 and thats to narrow. I am afraid Mother might fall or trip on those so I want to make my steps out of 2x12's anyone know where I can get a pattern for a 2x12 steps

If it is just a 6" tread, then you have the stringer upside down. Rise should be between 6-7" (roughly). You can use Crappie Luck's suggestion, or use a framing square and the brass stair guage knobs that mark rise and run.
 

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If you can wait till sometime thursday i will run by & help in the afternoonor late am i work sat so im off but have a dr apt in the am.let me know.its a easy layout.have a board or 3 & some screws.
 

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I got to go get the wood Mike I'll try to get it tomm or thurs morning Diehard was gonna do it but he is sick and I dont want him to feel obligated when he dont feel good. He's done so much for me already and stubbern arse wont accept a dime in payment
 

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