This may help in upcoming home projects:
gotta agree w/ ya there...That is the dumbest thing I have ever seen on how to figure a set of stairs, who ever that was ,has never built a set of stars before.
Yeah, I have no knowledge of building. My interest was learning to draw the geometry in Sketchup. For example, my 93 year old Mom wants to have a gradually sloping stepped ramp built from her high back door to the patio level. She can't lift her feet very high, and would like for there to be a series of 4 inch high steps that are each a little platform to rest at along the way.gotta agree w/ ya there...
the finished floors were never figured in...
like Herb said... No Offense to you, Jim, but that is a misleading video.
see if this will help...Yeah, I have no knowledge of building..
it's both ...I think we should remember that this is a Sketchup tutorial and not a construction how-to. It's all about how to use Sketchup, not about how to build proper steps that would meet code. I learned several things from the video.
Yeah, Chuck. A series of mini-landings is what she's after because she uses a walker. The purpose of my drawing was only to see if the size of the platforms she wants will fit into her available linear space. She can give the drawing to her builder so he can see what she wants the platform dimensions to be, then he can try to work out the framing specs.Jim I heard a comment about stair building on This Old House a few years back that said the sum of the rise plus the length of the run should equal 17.5”. I’m assuming this fits the average gait of a person. If the step is the wrong width then it would make going to the next step very awkward. A 4” rise would mean a 13.5” run which is like a mini landing. I don’t think I would deviate from that formula much. Handrails are probably more important than altering the step formula.
Thanks for pointing that out, Andy. I only posted it for the Sketchup tutorial value.I think we should remember that this is a Sketchup tutorial and not a construction how-to. It's all about how to use Sketchup, not about how to build proper steps that would meet code. I learned several things from the video.