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Max Span for 5/4' Oak Treads?

Posted by hollasch (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 10, 07 at 22:47

What is the maximum span that a 5/4" Oak tread can cover without the need for a center stringer? I'm looking at a 30" span, stringer to stinger (inside). There will be risers in place, which provide some additional support.

If I can't do it with 5/4 treads, do you think 2-by will work across 30"?

Thanks,

Kyle


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RE: Max Span for 5/4' Oak Treads?

Put in a stringer in the middle.
Even 5/4 oak is pushing it over more than 24 inches.


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RE: Max Span for 5/4' Oak Treads?

Typical stair construction here in the northeast is done without center supporting built in for small spans, such as 30" - 32".


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