How to Build Exterior Stairs how-tos DIY
DIYNetwork.com shows how to build exterior stairs using pressure-treated wood and galvanized hardware to combat damage from water and weather. Make sure the planned stairs are all the same height and depth, and that the stair height and width conform to local building codes. Use these measurements to determine the length of the stringers (supports) and the to the posts with galvanized deck screws. Cut the handrails from 2x4s, smooth the edges with a router and install.