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My name's Kel.
Do you know the exact change in vertical height from the lowest to highest step?
Are there any length constraints -- that is -- a space the steps must fit in?
Are there any hard surfaces like concrete that you're incorporating into your steps?
I do not know the exact height but it is around 12-15 feed.
Length constraints - 2-3 feet is fine.
I was not planning to incorporate any hard surfaces.
When you type 2-3 feet is fine -- I'm guessing that's the width.
I'm wondering about the run -- that's the total length. Are there fixed objects at the beginning or end that need to be accommodated?
Yea i was referring to the width of the steps.
I was referring to these type of steps -
If i could get step by step instruction or better instruction than mentioned in the article above. There are no fixed objects.
I am not sure how to build them. that is exactly what i wanted to know. the tools required and the bolts etc.
I believe once i know how to build a U-shaped stairs, I should place the steps starting from the bottom? Also, what goes into the steps to fill in and that will not get eroded.
I can't believe it.
I just wrote you a lengthy answer to your question and the system lost it.
To answer your first question.
If your finish wide is going to be 36" -- cut the 6x6 to thirty six inches. Then cut two side pieces 24" long. Cut a treated 2x6 25" long.
Use hot dipped galvanized carriage bolts to attach the 36" long front piece to the side piece. You'll need a 8" carriage bolt. 5/16" diameter
Drill a pilot hole with a 1/4" bit. Get a long shank paddle bit to reach through the 6x6.
Measure back from the front edge of the 6x6 along the sides and put a mark at 12".
Attach the 2x6 to the 6x6 so it forms a 5 1/2" deep enclosure.
Does this make sense?
What other questions do you have?