Drawing staircase and handrail components.

Technical guides on how to draw the component parts and set out the stairs.

Including various downloads to drop straight into your drawings.

Before you start.

Are you new to drawing stairs?

We have a menu heading “Start here.” in this stage, we have added the fundamentals of understanding and drawing stairs. This is the best place to get to know the basic principles of how all the individual components work together and have an impact on each other.

Draw introduction.

An introduction to this section.

Find out a bit about what we have in this section and how to use it.

Monkey's tail Outline.
Drawing a Monkey’s tail.

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Monkey's tail Geometry

Component geometry.

Drawing the curtail tread and monkey’s tail.

centre line stringer offset dia 1

Centre line is King.

How the handrail layout dictates the stringer and riser positions.


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Stair drawing check list

Drawing check list.

The information required and the order for drawing the stairs.


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Handrail Profile plate 1 H1 - H4

Handrail profiles.

Black and white plate style or coloured image pdf’s.


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Imperial timber sizes

Imperial timber sizes.

Reference sheet of PAR timber sizes.


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Newel centre line.

Cut string alignment to newel.

How to determine the cut string position on the newel.


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The stages of cutting an opening cap.

Opening cap, joint angle.

How to calculate the cut angles.


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Monkey's Tail over 44mm spindles tread divided by 8.

Quick on the draw – .

Pre drawn parts to drop into your drawings.

Handrail-Profile-cad

Quick on the draw – Handrail profiles.

Cad outlines of different profiles.


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Spindle outlines 1

Spindle outlines.

Pre drawn spindle outlines, drop these into your cad package.

Full flight stretch out exposed.

Stretch outs.

How the stretch out is done for different stair plans.

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