Stairs are generally one of the oldest and most useful inventions in our world and we could hardly imagine our everyday life without them. Often they are even architectural masterpieces, designer pieces or even creative DIY projects. Today, we would like to introduce you to some original and simple ideas and projects on how to build a garden staircase yourself. Take a look at our picture gallery and instructions and get inspired.
Common materials for the construction of a garden stairs
Especially if you are lucky enough to have a garden on a slope, you will definitely need garden steps to make it easy to get on and off. The only question is, what kind of stairs do you want to have and if you can build them yourself?
Of course, too demanding projects tend to be a task for professional home improvement or bricklayers. Many of the DIY garden stage ideas are also successful by not so experienced or even by amateurs with no previous knowledge. Below we have some simple instructions and tips for you, which will help you in the actual construction of your garden stairs.
Building a garden stairs is not so difficult!
The usual materials you would need if you want to build a garden stairs are: cement, sand, concrete, gravel, natural stones such as granite, slate, limestone or sandstone and wooden beams or boards. Larch, oak and Douglas fir are recommended from the local varieties of wood, and the teak, bangkirai, massaranduba and cumaru from the tropical woods.
However, the same rule applies to all types of wood: these should be adequately impregnated and regularly tested for resistance. Old-fashioned objects, such as old car tires, are also used for quite creative people. Also quite innovative construction materials, such as Resysta z. For example, also facilitate the construction of an external staircase and ensure perfect comfort and longevity.
What kind of garden stairs are there at all?
In principle there are the following types of stairs:
- Staircase: the simplest variant, but not very long-lasting
- Stairs only with block steps
- Compact staircases with steps and setting steps
- Stairways made of parking spaces
You will get even more detailed information and tips on the types of stairs and the different approaches during construction as well as on the right relationship between kicking and setting levels here ,
Large stone blocks are simply excellent for the construction of a garden stairs
These tools will be necessary for almost all DIY projects of staircases:
Depending on the type of stairs, materials and approach, you will also need different tools for stairs. Here we have summarized the most important ones:
- Spade and shovel
- rubber hammer
- spirit level
The following video shows you how to create a garden stairs:
A project of larch wood from Konrat Klaunzer
A small guide to the garden steps:
“The roundwoods are about 60 cm long and have a diameter of 12 cm to 14 cm. The steps should be at least 25 cm wide and 4 to 5 cm thick.
One step is connected with stainless steel screws only with the round wood. If necessary, you can also exchange individual elements at any time if a part becomes rotten.
Instead of the roundwoods you could of course also use cantles.
I myself am a fan of larch wood, also because it is a domestic wood. I also installed it at the house, as well as at the garden fence. I also made a compost box.” Congratulations
And this is how to build a chic exterior of granite stone:
Get more inspiration from the pictures below: