A Step Up A Treatise on Stairbuilding and Handrailing by William and Alexander Mowat; Linden
Publishing, 3845 N. Blackstone, Fresno, CA 93726; 1985; 390 pages; $19.95.
Stair Layout by Stanley Badzinski; American Technical
Publisher, Homewood, Ill; 1971; 69 pages; $11.70.
Techniques of Staircase Construction by Willibald
Mannes: Van Nostrand Reinhold. N.Y.; 1986 English
edition; 112 pages; $32.95.
by Paul Hanke
Stair Layout is a slim paperback
covering the basics of stair design and
construction in simple language and
bland illustrations. Written as a trade
school text, the first six chapters
covers stair types, terminology,
standard formulas, figuring stairwell
sizes and headroom, and locating
landings-complete with worked
examples and review questions for
self study. Chapter 7 is devoted to