|Rona: Indoor Staircase Terminology & Standards|
Rona explains staircase terminology & standards complete with drawings, and provides standard measurements for riser heights, tread width & height, headroom, stringers, handrails and railings. They also provide an overview on choice of building materials and flooring options.
|Wikipedia: Terms Of Stair Framing|
Wikipedia offers a clear definition of what stairs are and what they consist of, including articles on Components and Terminology, The Railing System, and Other Terminology.
|JLC TV: Online Videos On Stair Building|
JLC TV online videos describe differences between manufactured and job-site built stairs, their codes, and tips for taking measurements, plus how to sketch out installation and layout and cut stringers.
|JLC: Building Squeak-Free Stairs|
Journal of Light Construction article by stair builder Ken Reis, explains how to scribe and install finish skirt boards, treads and risers over a rough stringer assembly to prevent squeaks later on. (PDF) Free Registration Required
|JLC: Installing Manufactured Stairs|
Journal of Light Construction describes how to install factory-built stairs that can help you control costs, stay on schedule, and improve quality. Free site registration required.
|Oikos: Air Sealing Stairs The Easy Way|
Oikos Green Building Source site offers these detailed drawings to help in the challenge of air sealing a stair built against an outside wall, in an energy efficient house.
|PATH: HUD Rehab Guide Volume #5: Section 6: Stairs|
US Partnership For Advancing Technology In Housing supplies HUD Rehab Guide Volume #5. Starting at page 53, it covers repairing or replacing treads, risers and balusters, fixing sagging carriages, and installing prefab stairs and attic ladders. (PDF)