My yurt is up, but I need some steps.

The deck is 32" above grade. Eventually I'll build a landing / small deck, but I'm too busy with other projects right now (like closing in the yurt wall canvas!)

What can I do to put together some simple, temporary steps until I get around to doing it right?

  • Nothing to do with what you're asking, but is that gap between the joists under the hinge side of the door something to be concerned about?
    – Niall C.
    Commented Jul 18, 2011 at 4:53
  • @NiallC: Those aren't joists, those are 1'-wide strips of 3/8" plywood, bent around the perimeter of the round deck. The bottom edge flares outward slightly, leaving that unsightly gap. Later I may add cleats to pull them together, but only for appearance.
    – Jay Bazuzi
    Commented Jul 18, 2011 at 8:01

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Jay, why not get a couple of precut stringers and 2X12 theads? Put a 1X riser on the front, a 1X nailer on the top back and screw it to the building. You can fancy it up later and use the same stringers.

  • I had no idea you could buy precut stringers - I was assuming I would have to do this from scratch. I'll check 'em out.
    – Jay Bazuzi
    Commented Jul 18, 2011 at 20:01
  • off the shelf at any box store. Commented Jul 19, 2011 at 1:04

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