Test your stair building knowledge and skill level

A tread is

A planing tool used in stair building

The walking surface of a staircase

The vertical rise of a staircase

All the above

The nosing is

A classic molding profile

The overhang of a stair tread

The angle of a staircase

A type of bracket

Rise and Run are

Morning exercise

A type of staircase

The vertical and horizontal dimensions of a staircase

A and C

Tool not used in stair construction

A level

A heat gun

A measuring tape

A framing square

The Pythagorean Theorem is a

A mathmatical way to measure circles

Mathmatical equation to find the hypotenuse of a triangle

A mathematical equation to determine vertical fractions

A triangle shaped stair tread

A stringer is

The structural support for stair treads and risers

String tool used to measure a stair layout

The section of a staircase that has a flat part

A tradesman that threads footballs

I have ...

Never used a circular saw

Used a circular saw once or twice

Worked with one a fair bit

Work with a circular saw all the time

Hanging a door

Is an unfathomable project for me

Is a difficult challenge

Is doable

I can do it blindfolded

Building a Deck

Is an easy quick weekend project for me

I'd sooner call for a quote

I've done a few

We build them on every house we complete

What is the difference between level and plumb

Level is the act of telling the truth and plumb is a fruit

Level is a line that is exactly vertical and plumb is a line is exactly horizontal

Plumb is a line that is exactly vertical and level is a line that is exactly horizontal

If you have a 14-riser stair flight, how many steps (treads/unit runs) do you have?

13

12

15

If your unit run (run per step) is 9 ½ inches and you have 10 steps and a mounting bracket that is 1 ½ inches thick and adds 1 ½ inches to your total run, then what's the total run of your staircase? Take your time and do the math...

90 ½ inches

95 inches

96 ½ inches

100 ½ inches

If your total floor to floor (FF) height is 101 inches and you have a 13 riser staircase, then what is your unit rise (rise per step)?