As you know, a ladder is an essential element in many modern country houses, cottages, cabins and even two-story homes in metropolitan areas. Are you going to order the stairs, or fabricate it with your own hands? You need to consider carefully the draft articles, taking into account all of the stylistic and constructive features of your house or apartment. You should carefully consider all functional elements in order not to face problems in further installation steps and make it as comfortable as possible.

Wooden flight of stairs: the main functional purpose

As you know, all the variety of different staircase designs that we can see in the photo in the catalog of our website, on the virtual windows of specialized online stores and even in ordinary houses can be divided into two large groups: marching and screw staircases. Marching staircases are more popular due to their advantages of high reliability, strength, stability and security. Exactly thanks to these qualities, you can safely ignore the fact that the main wood products occupy a fairly large amount of space.
March is the main element in the product. It is the support and connecting element for the two adjacent landing-places. Accordingly, the march consists of steps, which are fixed on two adjacent elements of the string or strings. It is important to note that depending on the number of marches, ladders can be classified.

How many marches do you need?

Varieties of stairway depending on the number of marches are divided into:


In the photo below you can see a direct and extended canvas on the second floor. Quite often a single design is encountered in the construction of villas and small country houses. Problematic use of these direct stairs in a house or apartment with high ceilings is due to the fact that it would take a fairly large amount of space that you will find in every room.


This is the most common type of stairs that are used mainly in the construction of country houses, cottages and mansions. They can be equal in length and different — with the right approach it is possible to implement any project, even your own hands.

Three – or more-marching

The draft of such products is quite complicated from the incarnation point of view; therefore if you want to become the owner of such a piece of furniture in your house, you should apply only to the proven stores or to professional and experienced designers. The top photo shows a hinged stairway leading to the second floor. This design is found in spacious mansions, it takes a lot of space. Of course, you can’t collect it with your hands and the prices are high.

Each flight of stairs should include not more than eighteen steps, otherwise it will be unstable and unsafe for home use.

Also, the larger the number of stages is not comfortable from the point of view of use. If the number of steps will need to be increased, it is recommended to add to the project the main products of the intermediate platform (as pictured below) where you can catch your breath and relax. Under the intermediate area it is necessary to install supports to increase the reliability and safety of the product.

Design guidelines

If you decide to make a stairway with your own hands, you need to consider some important points that will help you to create the product most suitable for your house and comfortable for your household.

  1. The magnitude and length of the march should be such that all inhabitants of your house are convenient to use a stairway — it is not necessary to tilt the head during climbs and descents. Remember that older people can tire quickly from the climbs, so don’t make them too steep, and the risers too high.
  2. The product must be durable — this characteristic determines its reliability and safety. Responsibly approach the choice of materials, which will produce the object and calculate the thickness of the individual elements. We can say that you shouldn’t look at prices in this case because reliable wood is expensive, but it is safe and durable.
  3. When you create a project you should mind who will use the ladder — children and elderly? Depending on it, you should choose trim products and calculate the amount of basic elements, such as tread width and riser height.

Now you know what the marches are and how they are important in the design of products. More details can be read in the article about the double staircases. Share your opinions in comments and don’t forget to recommend the article to friends.