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Building a Deck

How to Add Stairs to Your Deck

Building deck stairs will provide ready access to the yard and add value to your home.

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Materials

  • 2x12 pressure-treated boards
  • 2x6 pressure-treated boards
  • 2x2 pressure-treated boards
  • 1x2 pressure-treated boards
  • 4x4 pressure-treated posts
  • 4" galvanized deck screws
  • 3" galvanized decking screws
  • pea gravel
  • fast-drying concrete
  • fast-drying cement
  • angle brackets
  • masonry anchors

Tools

  • shovel
  • wheelbarrow
  • plumb bob
  • trowel
  • level
  • framing square
  • measuring tape
  • circular saw
  • handsaw
  • drill

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