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Make sure that all steps have handrails to prevent falls. Use pre-made rail elements to create lovely railings. They shortcut milling and are designed to meet building code specifications. Make sure that all joints in every exterior wood project are made with treated fasteners to prevent corrosion and staining 

A deck's stairway should be planned for carefully, so that all the stair rises (the vertical height of the steps) and all the tread depths (the horizontal length of the step runs) are equal. If the bottom or top step is noticeably different in height or length from the other stairs, it will be a tripping hazard. Also, the stairs and its railing 

From a technical standpoint, there's nothing particularly difficult about building stairs for a deck, porch or shed. And yet, stair building is arguably the most challenging task do-it-yourselfers will ever attempt. . The 4 x 4 posts used to support the stair rail are typically bolted to the stringers before installing the treads.

While in general the building code specifications for exterior stairs, landings, and railings are the same as for indoor star is, we often see special trip hazards at exterior stairs and walks, conditions that do not occur indoors, and details which may escape some building inspectors. When we encounter steps and a deck such 

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