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Routered Stringers
Full depth stringers that are routered or housed to hold the treads and risers

a closed string stair

Quite a large and solid stair with closed or full strings that are housed for the treads and risers as shown below/

a housed or routered stair string

The string is normally routered to a depth of one third of the thickness of the timber. The one shown here, without any joints for a newel post is a wall stinger. It would be fixed to te wall out of sight unde the treads.

housings to strig and newel

The joint between the newel post and the string is in most cases a twin tenon. Note that the newel is also housed to receive the tread and riser.

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