How to Build Stairs (with Pictures) - wikiHow
Mar 28, 2019 · Measure the height of the area where you will install the stairs. This is also called the total rise. If you don’t plan to make the top step level with the area where the stairs begin, be sure to account for this gap in your measurement. For example, if you are building stairs to go up to a deck, and you measure 3 feet (0.91 m) from the ground to the top of the deck, then this is the total rise.