Wooden steps/deck questions plans
, For years I have been contemplating making a set of steps for our silver twinkie that is set up seasonally. I have looked at others, taken measurments and am now ready to build.
My tentative plans
5/4 decking for the steps. Bottom Step 2 planks, top step/deck 4 planks
2 x 8 for risers Bottom 33", Top 22"
Width, that is the question
Was thinking of 36", 30" for the door and a little room to keep muddy shoes or a plant on. Most of the steps I have seen do not have middle riser.
Talking to a friend, he related that 5/4 decking is meant to be on 16" centers. So for a 32" wide step/deck, you would need three risers. The next possible width using this theory would be 48" with four risers.
18" center, 3 risers, = 36" width
20" center, 3 risers, = 40" width
I was not planning on a handrail as shown in the photo.
Any ideas or thoughts.
6760 PA Unit