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Yes you can add 1/2" plywood to all carriages/stingers to make up the 1/2" difference. Glue and a few small nails to hold it in place while the new treads go on is all you will need. Do not spare the glue/construction adhesive.


1, 2, 4 or the variant of 4 that is a raised perforated pipe; or the variant of 1 & 4 that is cutting a hole for a large filter-basket below the current floor level - but you probably don't need to "clean it every time it rains" - in all liklihood, checking it once a week or so and cleaning it as needed will suffice, with a possible need to check more in ...


There are special paints/coatings for outdoor/rugged floors which are usually epoxy based. You can then put an anti-friction tread on the stairs themselves. These range from simple tapes to high-friction pads that you glue down.


Nailguns are generally used on plywood by people who need to set thousands of nails. When you are doing a small project, a hammer is a better idea. On good quality stairs, oak is used for the treads, one of the reasons being that it does not split readily. Also, good quality treads are tennoned into the risers, front and back, which binds them and prevents ...


Yes...drill a pilot hole. Tiny drill bit.


Predrill, and also probably use a hammer, not a nailgun, for this piece.


I would echo the responses above, that modifying a wall would be easier/better than modifying the stairs. Based on your drawings, you'd have to chop out about half of the staircase - a major effort. Staircases like that one are built as a unit, then dropped into their place between floors, so breaking them up into pieces and reassembling in place would be a ...


Yes, of course, but at what cost? It is probably easier to go through the wall at the bottom of the stairs in the unlikely event it is not load bearing. Either way, seems like a lot of work for a couch.


They are what is know to me as "housed stringers" the sides, have notches cut into them to allow the treads to set in the notches. The small vertical pieces in the corners are wedges driven in with glue to snug everything up tight to reduce or eliminate squeaks. To remove the treads, you would need to cut out the treads, and install new ones... Not what you ...

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