Building Stairs

How To : Build stairs in Google SketchUp

Stairs! Step by step! This free video tutorial presents a guide to building stairs in Google's popular online 3D modeling tool, SketchUp. For a complete overview of the process, watch this 3D modeler's how-to.

How To : Build deck stairs with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to make deck stairs. Steps: 1 Determine the width of each stair tread. 2 Use 4-foot level and tape measure to find the total rise of the staircase. 3 Divide total rise by number of steps to find height of each riser. 4 Set fra ...more

How To : Build makeshift outdoor stairs

In this video, Andy Bell shows different ways of how to build temporary makeshift stairs for use during construction or remodeling projects. He will teach you how you can easily measure your own stringers (the sides of the stairs, that the steps rest on to cut them on your own ...more

How To : Build stairs for your deck

Home improvement expert Danny Lipford discusses building steps on a deck. So, just watch this video tutorial to see how to build stairs for you deck. Watch Danny walk through the steps for making deck stairs. While the task may seem intimidating, it’s really not that hard. Da ...more

How To : Build deck stairs

In this tutorial, we learn how to build deck stairs. First, you need to level out your work space and then use a tape measure to see how high your stairs will be from the top of the deck to the stairs. After you have these measurements, take your pieces of wood and use a frami ...more

How To : Build stairs for decks and porches

In this five-part video, learn the art of stair-making. If your deck or porch needs a new set of steps, why not do it yourself? The StairGuide makes it easy to figure the rise and run of steps, and the nubbier of steps needed for a staircase. Building outdoor staircases is a ...more

How To : Build a steel spiral staircase

Spiral steel staircases are extremely space efficient and sturdy, allowing people to climb to a higher floor by spiraling in a tight radius. Making one of these staircases requires some considerable skill in steel fabrication. This process involves cutting and molding the meta ...more

How To : Build a deck step by step with Lowe's

If you're not an everyday woodworker, then building a deck may be a challenge for you. But it's not as hard as it might seem. If you follow all of the required steps for deck building, you'll have one of the best ones on the block, and be pretty darn proud of it, too! So, che ...more

How To : Build pet steps for your animals with Lowe's

In this tutorial we learn how to build pet steps for your animals with Lowe's. Start out with making the lines for the sides of our steps on a piece of ply wood. Cut these out with a circular saw and then start assembling the steps. Use wood glue, nails and a hammer to do this ...more

How To : Build a building in Google SketchUp

This video series takes you through every step of building a building in SketchUp and is taken from chapter 4 of "Google SketchUp for Dummies" in case you want to follow along. PART 1 explains how to switch to a 2D view to get you ready to build the floor plan. It's a good ide ...more

News : Tactics for Using Stairs in Minecraft

The stair is considered by many people to be one of the, if not the most, versatile blocks in Minecraft. They can completely change the look and feel of a build and increase its quality. In this post, I will highlight just a few of the options you have for using them. The fir ...more

Minecraft : The Little Things Can Be Amazing, Too

Is that House? Built in Minecraft? Well, time to cross out one more item off my bucket list! As inspiration for this week's Minecraft-themed Tuesday Giveaway (enter here to win an awesome Minecraft Pickaxe!), I present a roundup of amazing things found in Minecraft. The great ...more

How To : Install deck stairs

Most likely you have planned one or two flights of stairs from your deck to the surrounding yard. Steps can be built a number of different ways depending on your aesthetic preference, however most municipalities have specific codes that must be taken into consideration when yo ...more

News : A Great Cliff Palace is Underway

Something is forming on the cliffs west of Shmattown...User Zedicus is working on his cliff side home filled with Escher-like stair cases and bridges. There are some great examples of architectural themes in here, as well as a great use of nature as he as build into the and ar ...more

How To : Use pistons to build an elevator in Minecraft

Why take the stairs when you could use the Minecraft pistons mod to build an elevator? Watch this video to learn how to build a piston powered elevator for your Minecraft home. Get from point A to point B without losing your breath.

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (04/04 - 04/10)

WonderHowTo is made up of niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. Thanks to all of our active moderators and ...more

How To : Improve Architecture and Style in Minecraft

Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. Minecraft is all about big ideas, but we all too often forget the details. Small changes in block type, positioning, or layout can transform builds from mundane to beautiful. Wheth ...more

How To : Build a beach house in Minecraft

In this two part tutorial, you will learn how to build a beach house from scratch in Minecraft. You will need wooden planks, wooden slabs, glass, fence, wooden stairs, levers, doors, pistons, and redstone torches. Once you have all of your resources, you can construct a beauti ...more

How To : Insulate an attic pull down

In this video, we learn how to insulate an attic pull down with Roy Honican. Doing this can help keep your home warmer and more energy efficient. First, measure around the top of the attic so you can build a box that will stand on top of it. To build the box, use foam board th ...more

How To : Build a bridge in The Sims 3

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to build a bridge in the game, The Sims 3. This task is very easy, simple and fast to do. Begin by adding a foundation across the water. Then select every second block of the foundation and remove it. Now place a platform over the stan ...more

How to Walkthrough Darksiders : The Broken Stair

Face off against Hellion in this level of the Xbox 360 game Darksiders. In the Broken Stair, you need to find the soul chest and the beholder's key. Upon exiting the Choking Grounds tunnel you'll find yourself back out in the streets of the Broken Stair area. Head up the stree ...more

How To : Draw and color landscape scenery

In this video, we learn how to draw and color landscape scenery. First, draw your starting point, making a horizontal line. After this, draw other reference points on the paper, then start to draw in lines to see where your structures are going to be. After you do this, make t ...more

How To : Make a 3D paper city

Learn how to make a three dimensional city from a sheet of paper. Start with a flat drawing of a city scape and a sharp X-acto knife. Cut along each vertical line of each window. Cut along each horizontal line of each window. Be very precise and do not cut past the end of the ...more

How To : Make an Arched Roof in Minecraft

This week, I will be covering one of my favorite styles of roofing in Minecraft—the arched roof. This is basically just a roof that starts out steep and slowly slopes down until it meets in the center. I think this type of roof looks great in Elvish-styled buildings and can ma ...more

How To : Build a homemade film steadycam for cheap

In this video tutorial, Wess does some research and builds a steady-cam for under fourteen bucks. Hooray for no more motion sickness! Steadycams (or camera stabilizers) are attachments used to capture smooth looking video even when the camera and camera operator are in motion ...more

How To : Plan, and build, the deck of your dreams

While building a deck may not be the easiest DIY project, it can be done with proper planning and execution. In part one of this five part series, learn about decking material options, deck style options, building codes restrictions and much more. In part two of this five par ...more

How To : Learn some RV tips and tricks

Take advantage of these tips to make your RV life easier. In this segment, learn how to keep track of the nozzle tube of the WD40 spray can, and how to build a stair step platform for a jack with simple wood blocks. Also, learn a water hose tip to clean the tanks easier and se ...more

How To : Sculpt your body with an outdoor bleacher workout

We've all come up with lame excuses for not working out: Gym memberships can get really pricey, you don't have enough room in your living room to follow a workout tape, you're too tired, etc. But have you ever considered simply hitting up your local high school track field? W ...more

How To : Build a small deck with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to create a small deck. Steps: 1. Remove siding and inspect plywood sheathing for rot; patch sheathing, if necessary. 2. Cover sheathing with two layers of adhesive-backed flashing. 3. Use galvanized nails to assemble pressure ...more

How To : Create a Redstone Clock in Minecraft

Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. Real time redstone clocks are a marvel of redstone technology. Not only can they keep track of time, they are capable of powering other more complicated redstone machines. Regardles ...more

News : Castle o'Stairs (contest entry)

For the limited-free-building contest I gave myself an even more extreme challenge: what could I do with only ONE block type? I chose nether brick stairs, in the gold challenge pack, because stairs are great. The whole thing (texture pack: Xiawalker). First floor pattern. Se ...more

News : Come visit the city of mysteries

Okay folks, I've finally finished my underground ancient city. Actually it's more like, I need to move on to other things and really should stop obsessing over this thing already. You can find it at the warp location "woodcity" - which is funny because there is not a stick of ...more

Walkthrough Left 4 Dead 2 : C4, Hard Rain - Sugar Mill

Learn your way around the saccharine and bloody land of the sugar mill in L4D2. See the whole gameplay for Campaign 4: Hard Rain - Sugarmill. Stock up on weapons and head down the stairs to open the door of the safehouse. Clear out any zombies on the street and go across throu ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (04/11 - 04/17)

WonderHowTo is a how-to website made up of niche communities called Worlds, with topics ranging from Minecraft to science experiments to Scrabble and everything in-between. Check in every Wednesday evening for a roundup of user-run activities and how-to projects from the most ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (02/29 - 03/06)

WonderHowTo is made up of niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. Thanks to all of our active moderators and ...more

How To : Make a Programmable Piano in Minecraft

There are many impressive accomplishments in Minecraft, too many to name in fact. Sprawling builds, complex machines, and massive servers are the hallmark of Minecraft and things keep getting bigger and better. No one doubts the epic scale Minecraft has reached, but every once ...more

Snapshot : 12w08a

Snapshot: 12w08a brings us a few nice things a few things I'm not so sure about and a few things I just hope Mojang doesn't incorporate into the next official update. First thing I like is UPSIDE DOWN STAIRS!!!!! Finally jeshhh. If you target the underside of a block you can ...more

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