Deck Stairs set into frame of deck
We are building a deck at the cottage and would like to set the stairs back from the front edge of the deck by 4 feet. This will give us more run for the stairs and provide what we feel is a good aesthetic improvement to the deck.
Question is - how to construct the inset deck stairs. There is a 2X10 support beam that runs under the length of the deck. The beam sits on 6X6 posts.
The joists that sit on the beam are cantilevered out 2 feet (2 X 8 joists - 16" on center - 8 foot span from the house)
I will have to cut the support beam to inset the stairs - how do I support the stairs after the support beam has been cut out. The stairs will be 6 feet wide (3 stringers).