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I build all my stairs using stock parts. Over the past eight years I've built stairs using parts from four different companies. I now use only Morgan parts (Morgan Products, Oshkosh,Wisc.), because they are readily available and I've had good luck with them. From Morgan I buy the entire rail system — newels, balusters, and all the rail pieces — as well as the starting (bottom) step. I make the stringers and skirtboards myself from dimensional stock, and I buy most of the treads and risers from my local lumberyard. Planning and Ordering To order stair parts you must know the layout and dimensions of the stairs, and the style and finish scheme (paint versus stain) for both the stairs and balustrade. In this half of the