Building Stairs

Building Stairs
by Robert Brandenburg

These stairs were fabricated for a house in south Georgia using Lincoln Electric products. A SP-175 Plus wire feeder welder (current model is POWER MIG® 180C) was used for almost all of the work.

A Lincoln Electric Ranger® 10,000 engine driven welder (current model is Ranger® 225) was used for on-site power and to do some stick welding on the heavier steel beams.

We purchased a Lincoln Electric POWER MIG® 216 toward the end of project and loved the way it welded. The "216" is currently being used on several of our current stair and handrail projects.

The stairs were fabricated from channel, angle iron and rectangular tubing. The brackets were laser cut from 3/16 inch plate. The treads, risers, balusters and handrails are Florida Cypress wood.

One of the coolest parts of the project was having the Atlantic ocean only 80 yards away, just on the other side of the brick patio at the base of the stairs.





*The above project images and descriptions have been published to show how individuals used their ingenuity for their own needs, convenience and enjoyment. Only limited details are available and the projects have NOT been engineered by the Lincoln Electric Company. Therefore, when you use the ideas for projects of your own, you must develop your own details and plans and the safety and performance of your work is your responsibility.