Build Wooden Exterior Steps

Better Homes and Gardens contributing editor Danny Lipford shares his step-by-step instructions for installing exterior steps in an afternoon.

How To Build Steps

How To Build Steps

Precut, notched stringers take a lot of the work out of building exterior steps. These stringers typically have 7-inch rises and 11-inch runs, and the tops can be cut to fit against the entry joist. With some basic carpentry skills and these simple instructions, you'll have your set of steps up in no time.