Curved Stairs Ideas

Curved Stairs Drawing


Curved stairs – Freestanding or attached to one or two walls — giving an exclusive impression when replacing the more common L-shaped staircase. They require more time to build and more technical knowledge than conventional stairs. Base staircase “curve of the radius of a circle to avoid using rolling machines, step tapered at one end. Home builders Mark Hall suggest buying a customized kit for your finish carpenters are inexperienced in building curved stairs.


Use tape measure to determine the vertical growth of your staircase. Determine how high you want each step should be. Divide the total height (rise) of the individual steps rise to get the number of steps required. This makes it easier to preserve the aesthetic appeal of curved stairs while building secure, uniform size steps. Draw the outer curve where your proposed step width would place it.

Take into account the amount of curve itself adds to the length of each side of the stairs and make your stringers suitable lengths. Make sure they can handle the necessary weights and torque rising curve will produce. Create forms with framing lumber for bending stringers.

Divide the total increase in the number of steps and subtract the thickness of the tread material. Cut the stems to the height and the width. Create full-size patterns desired depth and width of each step and check them against the stringers before cutting steps. Attach tribes and treads the side frames and to each other with trim screws and finish nails. Use framing lumber to make key blocks and install them at every step to strengthen the stairs.

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