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stairsclick to hear

Structural component enabling movement between floors of a house or other structure.
stairs starting step step groove newel post baseboard banister run open stringer flight of stairs closed stringer landing handrail goose-neck cap guard

starting step click to hear

Bottom step in a flight of stairs.

step groove click to hear

Width of the staircase.

newel post click to hear

Strong post at the top or bottom of a staircase supporting the handrail.

baseboard click to hear

Plank of wood protruding from the base of a wall; it hides the joint between the floor and the wall.

banister click to hear

Small piece of wood supporting the handrail and providing safety.

run click to hear

Width of a step as measured between two successive risers, excluding the nosing.

open stringer click to hear

Diagonal piece of wood cut to fit the steps and risers and supporting the ends of the steps at the banister.

flight of stairs click to hear

Set of steps lying between two floors, two landings or a floor and a landing.

closed stringer click to hear

Diagonal piece of notched wood supporting steps and risers and enclosing their ends.

landing click to hear

Platform between two flights of stairs or at the top of a staircase.

handrail click to hear

Top part of a guard for gripping when climbing or descending a staircase.

goose-neck click to hear

Decorative detail at the end of a handrail.

cap click to hear

Adornment for the top of a newel post.

guard click to hear

Set of bars and a handrail bordering the stairs or the open side of a landing.