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Cut Stair Stringer That Will Connect to Landing Ledger
 

Here's a picture of the lower section stair stringers that will be connecting to a ledger that's going to be attached to a wall underneath the lower split landing section.

The actual stair tread is 10 inches and we need to deduct an inch and a half for the stair ledger width. If we measure the top of the stair stringer, in the picture above, it should be 8 1/2 inches.

Be careful in a situation like this. If you don't nail the stair ledger tight to the landing wall or there are any gaps between the top of the stair stringer and the ledger, you could end up with a stair tread that's larger than 10 inches.

If this is the case, simply trim off some more wood, where the stair stringer connects to the ledger, until you have your 10 inches.

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