One thing that makes most DIY projects successfully is having the right source of information at hand and careful execution. Even in building your stairs, there are some basics that you need to brush up on before you can actually start the whole thing. For starters, here are some things that you bought to know about your stair parts:
Your stair baluster has many names attached to it; among those are stair spindles, turnings, or pickets. All these refer to the vertical post used as a 0073upport for the stair railing. These are usually made out of wood, but now many are now switching to using the iron alternative in their stairs since they are easier to work with, install and maintain.
That space wherein you step into? That is called the stair tread. These are the horizontal part of the stairs where those using it step into. This part receive most of the bulk of the weight of those using the stairs and are usually the first in need of replacement since they are the ones "accepting" human force. To know if your stair treads need repairs or replacements, just listen for the creaking sound or look for some cracks or loose screws / bolts / nuts.
The third part is the hand railing. Usually they are also made of complementing material (according to balustrade and stair treads) and they are very safe for gripping since you're going to hold on to them for support when you go up and down your staircase.
Since we are on the topic of stair parts, make sure to choose good quality over quantity. There are actually some places wherein you can buy quality stair parts at a reasonable price, like a local home depot. If you find them cheap but are not that good in quality, bump your budget up a bit. Investing in the costlier but high class parts will certainly be cheaper in the long run, than buying low class and the having to replace them at a sooner time than you anticipated.
Why should you care about hand railroads, balusters and stair treads? It is basically because these three are very adjustable stair parts that many take for granted. They do not realize that these parts are utilized more often than any other stair parts. Making a conscious effort to invest in quality, especially with your balusters and treads will guarantee stairs that you can be proud of.