This is a handy way how to build floating stairs.
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When choosing how to build floating stairs, you need to look at a few factors. Firstly, look at safety. If the stairs are to be frequented by children, railings are a must! Also, stability and strength are very important.
Take a look at how to build floating stairs in this series of photos:
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Since this post was so popular, I have written an updated, more step by step illustration here: (How to build floating stairs step by step)
A little back story. Buy a new house, and see the potential for an amazing basement. Gut the basement. With a clean slate, build the basement into an awesome hang out spot.
The original basement stairs were ugly. They had storage under them, but they were ugly. The new homeowner is a very handy fellow. Andrew Fox, homeowner, is an engineer. Once the old walls and stairs were removed, he studded and drywalled the basement. After that, Andrew proceeded to design and build his own floating stairs.