(Elmira, Ontario, Canada)
We are planning to build a deck off the back of our house. The height is about 21" (below the 24" that would require me to have a railing) and we want to have steps that wrap around all three sides leading down to the lawn.
My question is do you have any details showing how to construct these type of steps (wrap-around or cascading). All I have come across in books show how to with a set of stairs.
Trouble with stairs
Help Me Build Cascading Stairs
I am building a deck in my backyard (DIY) and I would like to finish the end of the deck with cascading stairs similar to those shown in the picture that I included.
The problem is, that I can't figure out the structural support for this type of stair. I understand that at deck level there must be 4 posts as support but what happens when you move down to the second step and then on to the third?
Do you need supports for the lowermost step with the middle step floating or does the lowermost step float? Do you need to add 4 separate posts for the lower step?
Do these type of steps have a name so I can do some research on the web?