How to Build Deck Stairs
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Trex Rod Rail is a quick and easy alternative to cables. We've put together a short instructional video detailing how to install our Trex Signature Rod Rail Stair Railing.
See Chapter 02 of How-To: Build and Frame a Multi-Level Deck
Always measure at the end of the stairway instead of up against the deck as the ground may slope away from the deck and give a different measurement the further the stairs go away from the deck.
For harder soils (rocky, clay soil, etc.), a metal stake may be easier to drive into the ground
To make sure the space stays even for the newel post to slide into, place a small piece of 4x4 in between the stringers to hold the spacing while the fasteners are attached.