Garage Workshop – Stair Design

By Todd Fratzel on Framing

The other day I posted about one of my projects for the summer being building stairs up to my new workshop in the garage. This weekend I took some measurements and designed the stairs. As you can see I’m going to have the stairs go in two directions with a small landing part way up. The landing will help me keep the top of the stairs as close to the center of the workshop above.

As you can see in the drawing I built the garage using attic trusses. I plan on building some storage units below the stairs. The stairs will be 4 feet wide so I have plenty of room to bring materials up to the workshop. I plan on making the stairs out of 2×12 stringers with southern yellow pine treads and MDF risers. The design came out to be 7 5/8″ rise with 10″ deep treads.

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Todd Fratzel

I’m full time builder for a large construction company in New Hampshire. I run their design-build division that specializes in custom homes, commercial design-build projects and sub-divisions. I’m also a licensed civil and structural engineer with extensive experience in civil and structural design and home construction. My hope is that I can share my experience in the home construction, home improvement and home renovation profession with other builders and home owners. I’m also the author of Tool Box Buzz and Today’s Green Construction. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, suggestions or you’d like to inquire about advertising on this site.

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1 Comment

  1. Anonymous says:

    Well alrighty then!

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