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Hello everyone,

I'm working on a mediterranean style design and I would like a staircase similar to the posted picture where the drywall/plaster comes to the bottom of each tread.  I'm able to do this using the custom stringer option, for the most part, but have a not so lovely line following the bottom of the stringer.  Any suggestions on how to resolve this or am I stuck doing the polyline solid thing?

 

Thank you,

Lisa

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Well... I know one way, that is to make the stringer 'height below tread' really deep... like 8 or 9 feet until it disappears into the floor.

But if you don't use vector view you wont see the line if you match materials and uncheck 'open underneath'

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Ah, I did see the 'height below tread' option but didn't think of using it in that way.  I'll try that.  Thank you.

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One relatively simple way...use 2 stairs.

  • replicate the stair
  • make the copy 2" wide (that's as narrow as chief will allow.
  • place this narrow stair flush with the drywall
  • paint the stringer with the drywall material
  • remove the railing from the original, main stair.
  • reduce the original stair by 2" (butting it up to the 'railing stair'
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robdyck,

Thank you for your response.  That is a neat way of doing it and won't cause problems for other stairs below this one, say for the wine cellar. :)  I hope Chief will make it a little easier though in an update by allowing us to change the material on that particular surface.

Lisa

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