Graphical Construction Glossary >> stairs. >> >> Cantilever Stair
A beautiful old masonry stair seen at Hampton Court Palace. It is a so called cantilever stair. It is not a true cantilever, the term floating stair would more correctly describe it.
These are not cantilever stairs either. The beams that are supporting them are, they are cantilevers off the central wall.True cantilevers are few and far between because there are other ways to do it that make them appear to be supported by almost nothing. See the next page in this series.
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