Stair design sometimes makes us confused. Determine the most appropriate stair design for your home of course is not easy thing. You have makes many consider to choose the best design. Stairs actually has a functional means for moving between levels of a house. In addition, stair is also a decorative element. Some components like aprons and balusters are decorative elements. Having aprons stair of course is a nice choice for the stairs in your home. You might be confused of how to design and construct apron stairs to install in your home. Actually, the design and construct stairs using aprons is using similar process for design of stairs without aprons. First, you can start to determine the stair building basics. Stair apron is a piece wood which forms vertical surface below the landing tread that is the bottom surface of step.
There are also some stairways have aprons along the upstairs surface. Apron is decorative than load bearing which refer that apron stairway design needs stringers forming staircase side to provide additional support for the middle of each step. Then, respectively treads and risers form stairs both vertical and horizontal members. The Dimensions of each component is depending on the size of staircase, shape, and style.
During the process of stair design, you need to determine the size of stairway apron. This will let you install aprons at the appropriate time in the process of construction before your stairs project is finished. Aprons are same width as each people riser matching the staircase width.
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It also can be thin, once it does not support for any weight. Apron that is commonly used is three quarter inch. In addition, the apron height is taller than height of other risers, since apron fits to a notch cut for the landing tread’s bottom that secures apron stay in its place. For the Apron construction, you can cut the wood to the size since you know about the dimensions of apron. After an apron is covered with the landing tread’s top and it sits flush against the floor, there is no need to add decorative elements or finish the edge. Actually, apron is important for the surface.
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If you want to stain the wood, you can choose a piece of lumber that provide attractive grain pattern, or if you decide to paint apron matching carpeted stairs or blending to the floor, you just simply to cut it to size you need by using a circular saw or table saw. Don’t forget to apply some layers of paint before the installation.
When the stair’s stringers are in the place, you need to add the riser below the landing tread. It provides as a backing for the apron that is also nailed with the ends of outermost stringers. If your flooring is carpeted, you need to cut away the carpeting in the front of the bottom riser to provide space to apron’s width. Molding post can install in front of the apron and will hide the nail holes, so you don’t need to cover them until your stairway is finished. Of course choosing Apron stair is a great stair design ideas.