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#9010 SPECIFIER’S GUIDE

STAIR STRINGERS
AND TREADS
Featuring TimberStrand® LSL Stair Stringers
and Weyerhaeuser SturdiStep® Stair Treads
•E 
ngineered Wood Solutions for Strong, Stable Stairs
•R 
esists Bowing, Shrinking, and Splitting
• Straight and Consistent
• Better Nail Holding Capability
• Eliminates Adjustments for Shrinkage
• Minimizes Material Waste
• Significantly Reduces Callbacks
•L 
imited Product Warranty

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Use two framing anchors with 14" rim board. x a m " m tto 12 r bo o A35 framing anchor by Simpson Strong-Tie® or MPA1 anchor by USP Structural Connectors® or equal.3 x 106 psi 3.140 psi(2) 1.131" x 21⁄2") nail per side 2x8 ledger Three 16d (0. Notch.128" x 3") nails at 12" on-center.250 psi 1. Nail into framing members below. Unit rise of individual step. spruce-pine-fir or better grade. Nail with 10d (0. run top on end . (E) Throat Depth (1) Specified strengths are for Limit States Design per CSA O86. Fasten with twelve 8d (0.3E TimberStrand® LSL Stair STringers Suggested Residential Stringer Attachment Details 40 psf Live Load and 12 psf Dead Load Low End High End Alternate step style. A Code Evaluations: See ICC ES ESR-1387 and CCMC 12627-R E C TimberStrand® LSL stair stringers are intended for dry‑use applications. For more information on Proposition 65. Studs at 16" on-center maximum Optional continuous 2x4 ­reinforcement(2) on one side flush to bottom edge.835 psi 425 psi DO NOT over cut stair stringer Glossary of Terms Strengths (1) Specified (Standard Term) 81. Consult designer for attachment details for live loads greater than 40 psf.235 psi 745 psi Term Definition (A) Material Depth (B) Step Rise (C) Step Run (D) Stringer Run Depth of product before steps are cut.250 psi 1.1¼" 1.3E TimberStrand® LSL Design Properties Design Property Shear modulus of elasticity Modulus of elasticity Flexural stress Compression perpendicular to grain Compression parallel to grain Horizontal shear perpendicular G E Fb Fc⊥ FcII Fv = = = = = = Allowable Design Stresses (100% Load Duration) 81. TimberStrand® LSL Stair Stringers and SturdiStep® Stair Treads Specifier’s Guide  9010  |  August 2014 2 D . at 14" rim board 10" min. rise Throat depth:(1) 33⁄8" min.700 psi(2) 710 psi(3) 1. B WARNING: Drilling. s­ taggered. Maintain minimum throat depth. The paint and/or coatings on this product may contain titanium dioxide. at 91⁄2" rim board 53⁄4" min. visit wy. Use eight 10d (0.240 psi(3) 2. staggered. Wood dust and titanium dioxide are s­ ubstances known to the State of California to cause cancer. sawing. Sawn out to receive treads and risers Use subfloor adhesive to improve the stair performance and ­minimize squeaks Let-in 2x4 nailer. Tight fit.131" x 11⁄2") nails. Horizontal span between stairway supports. Net depth of stringer once steps are cut. at 117⁄8" rim board 77⁄8" min. multiply by [12d] 0. 11/4" 1. sanding or machining wood products generates wood dust. x 3" long anchor bolts. At concrete floors use three 1⁄2" dia. (2) Minimum No.162" x 31⁄2") nails per stud 117⁄8" (1) Minimum throat depths may be reduced by an additional ¼" for and 14" material depths if 2x4 ­reinforcement is used and provided total rises and runs are limited to table values for unreinforced stringers. Measured from step perpendicular to bottom edge of stringer. 2 hem-fir. Toenail stringer to ­ledger with one 8d (0.148" x 3") nails. 73⁄4" max. CAUTION Stair stringer tables and attachment details are i­ntended for use with TimberStrand ® LSL only. Unit run of individual run (nosing ignored).3 x 106 psi 1. (2) For 12" depth. For others.092 (3) Fc⊥ shall not be increased for duration of load.com/inform.

com 58 TrusJo53. ist.c 58 TrusJ 53. ■ The rise times the run should equal approximately 75".83 888.4 The attachment details shown are suggestions only. U se subfloor adhesive to improve stair performance and minimize squeaks.c 58 TrusJ 53. 888. sJo 358 Tru . m t.835 Trus.453 888 com ist.4 om oist. Local codes may be more restrictive.453.4 Align stickers (2x3 or larger) directly over support blocks Use support blocks (6x6 or larger) at 10' on-center to keep bundles out of mud and water TimberStrand® LSL Stair Stringers and SturdiStep® Stair Treads Specifier’s Guide  9010  |  August 2014 3 .1¼" 1. Deflection criteria of L/360 live load and L/240 total load. contact your Weyerhaeuser representative. Product Storage Tables based on 73⁄4" maximum rise and 10" minimum run. 888. Add a vapor barrier at the bottom of the stair stringer if it is in contact with concrete. Stairway assembly is unstable until treads are installed.c 8358 TrusJ453. om oist. codes (Allowable Stress Design) or Canadian codes (Limit States Design).45 K eep materials dry.S.8 ■ om oist.8358 ■ ■ 888.com TrusJo 3. CAUTION: Wrap is slippery when wet or icy ist. alternate details are possible.co 8 Jois . Protect product from sun and water Maximum rise between floors or landings permitted by code is 12'-0".83 888 F or assistance with loading conditions and stair configurations not shown. ■ Two times the rise plus one run should equal approximately 25". Loads shown are unfactored. Responsibility remains with the design professional of record. ■ Rise plus run should be 17" to 18".83 888.3E TimberStrand® LSL Stair STringers Two Stringer Option Multiple Span Simple Span Stringer run Three Stringer Option Stringer run with intermediate support 1⁄2 Stringer run without intermediate support 1⁄2 Maximum Stringer Run 40 psf Live Load / 12 psf Dead Load Material Depth 91⁄2" 117 ⁄ 8" 14" 36" Tread Width 42" Tread Width 44" Tread Width 48" Tread Width 2 Stringers 3 Stringers 3 Stringers 3 Stringers 3 Stringers Without With 2x4 Without With 2x4 Without With 2x4 Without With 2x4 Without With 2x4 Reinforcement Reinforcement Reinforcement Reinforcement Reinforcement Reinforcement Reinforcement Reinforcement Reinforcement Reinforcement 5'-0" 5'-10" 5'-10" 7'-6" 5'-10" 6'-8" 5'-10" 6'-8" 5'-0" 6'-8" 8'-4" 10'-0" 10'-0" 10'-10" 9'-2" 10'-10" 9'-2" 10'-0" 9'-2" 10'-0" 11'-8" 11'-8" 13'-4" 13'-4" 12'-6" 12'-6" 12'-6" 12'-6" 11'-8" 11'-8" Maximum Stringer Run 100 psf Live Load / 12 psf Dead Load Material Depth 91⁄2" 117 ⁄ 8" 14" 36" Tread Width 42" Tread Width 44" Tread Width 48" Tread Width 2 Stringers 3 Stringers 3 Stringers 3 Stringers 3 Stringers Without With 2x4 Without With 2x4 Without With 2x4 Without With 2x4 Without With 2x4 Reinforcement Reinforcement Reinforcement Reinforcement Reinforcement Reinforcement Reinforcement Reinforcement Reinforcement Reinforcement 3'-4" 4'-2" 4'-2" 5'-0" 4'-2" 5'-0" 4'-2" 5'-0" 3'-4" 4'-2" 6'-8" 6'-8" 7'-6" 8'-4" 6'-8" 7'-6" 6'-8" 7'-6" 6'-8" 7'-6" 8'-4" 8'-4" 10'-0" 10'-0" 9'-2" 9'-2" 9'-2" 9'-2" 9'-2" 9'-2" General Guidelines for Calculating Step Rise and Run General Notes ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ M  aximum stringer runs shown are valid for U. See ahesive recommendations on page 4.

• T he nosing must not extend more than 11⁄8" beyond the riser. straight. All rights reserved. CONTACT US 1. Be sure tread and riser dimensions (rise and run) comply with applicable code requirements. Suitable for use in residential and multifamily construction.c. 6" o. Tread Tread Lumber block Nosing may extend a maximum of 11⁄8" beyond riser 8d (0. xim um Finish flooring material TimberStrand® LSL stair stringer 8d (0.888. Maintain at least 3⁄8" edge distance in riser. Ploughed out for stairs and wedges Space for wedges Angle blocks Contact your local representative or dealer at: • T reads must be glued and nailed to the front riser with 8d (2½") finish nails.131" x 21⁄2") nails. cupping and warping. SturdiStep.c. Riser Riser Installation notes Bullnosed edge • C lear span between stringers shall not exceed 45" and fasteners and adhesives shall be as noted below. saving builders on labor and other costs associated with temporary stair treads. Riser • The back riser must extend down flush with or past the bottom of the tread. Weyerhaeuser. . stable stair system SturdiStep® stair treads are manufactured to be flat.com August 2014 • Reorder 9010 This document supersedes all previous versions. 19⁄32" minimum. SturdiStep® treads offer precision. knot-free treads that won't cup or split when properly installed • Bullnosed edges that enhance appearance and save labor at the jobsite • The industry's only limited warranty against cupping. Unlike traditional pine stair treads SturdiStep® treads are knot-free and uniform throughout. SturdiStep® treads can be installed during the framing stage of construction. TimberStrand and Trus Joist are r­ egistered trademarks of Weyerhaeuser NR. © 2014 Weyerhaeuser NR Company. convenience. SturdiStep® stair tread 45" ma • Sizes convenient for cutting to length at the jobsite: Eastern markets: 1" x 10¼" x 16' and 1" x 11½' x 16" Western markets: 1" x 11½" x 12' • Uniform. minimum 19/32" riser that is fastened with nails and structural adhesive that complies with ASTM D3498 (AFG-01) performance standards.8358 • woodbywy. spaced a maximum of 12" on-center. and a precise thickness — and are the only wood stair treads warranted against delamination. Detail B is preferred as it eliminates end-grain nailing at the back of the riser. 12" o. Full-length panel riser. Tread • S turdiStep® stair treads must be supported at both front and back by a fulllength. If this is more than one year old. they won't crack or split when nailed to the stringers. less waste and lower costs. warping. Durable enough to withstand the demands of normal construction delays. so when properly installed.131" x 21⁄2") nails. Printed in the USA . front and back of tread SturdiStep® stair treads offer: Detail A Detail B (preferred Predrill tread end grain at midthickness with a 3⁄32" bit. and splitting While Detail A below is the simplest method of nailing the riser to the tread and works well with 1" and thicker stair treads.453. Preferred option because it eliminates end-grain nailing at the back of the riser.wEYERHAEUSER SturdiStep® Stair Treads Combine SturdiStep® treads with TimberStrand® LSL stair stringers for a solid. contact your dealer or Weyerhaeuser rep.