Staircase Terminology

Staircase component parts
Staircase Components
1

String

Routed  timber stringboards, treads and risers are slotted in. The top section can be cut for open string.
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2

Tread

Horizontal timber treads. This is the part you step on. Usually 22mm thick.

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3

Riser

The vertical timber between each tread. This can be missing, it is called an open plan staircase.
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4

Newel Post

A timber post that the handrail goes into on the staircase usually around 90x90mm, can be either square or bored for a newel turning to fit into
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5

Handrail

Handrails are fitted between the newel posts and is where your hands are placed. 

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6

Spindles

Spindles are fitted between the handrail and baserail. These can be square or turned.

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