Graphical Construction Glossary >> stairs. >> Miscellaneous >> Stair Pitch Board
Pitch boards are usually made up for each particular job and then discarded. Above is a popular way of using a steel square with battens to set out a stair. Using it like this an offset line is is marked on the stringer unless the strings are being cut in a saw tooth cut string fashion.
This sketch and the one below show home-made pitch boards from pieces of ply or other board with a couple of battens screwed to them. In this way the offset from the edge of the string can be added.
See this page on the practical use of stair pitch boards.
A story rod is a simple and practical aid in setting out stairs. It is a timber batten that the height from floor to floor has been marked.
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