Order Forms

Use these instructions to help you complete the Taney Straight Stair Order Form .


Use the Pre-built Stair Layouts to determine the Type of Straight Stair you are ordering.

Consult your Local Building Code to determine Code Compliance requirements.

Refer to Fig. I and Fig. J when measuring:

  1. Height - measure top of finished lower floor to top of finished upper floor in inches.
  2. Well Hole Opening - measure the opening for the stair - header to header.
  3. Head Room - measure ceiling to top of finished floor - minimum of 80 inches.
  4. Total Run - the horizontal distance covered by the entire stairway.
  5. Run - measure face of riser to face of riser - does NOT include nose. (Rough cut of tread.)
  6. Box Width - measure outside of stringer to outside of stringer.
  7. Open Width - measure outside of stringer to outside of stringer (normally 3" wider [per open side] than box width for standard 4 1/2" finished wall.
  8. Length of Wall, Right Side - on part open stairs
  9. Length of Wall, Left Side - on part open stairs

You may also need to determine:

  • Number of Risers - count the number of risers. For a standard 8-ft. ceiling, the count will be either 14 or 13, with the individual rise falling between 7" and 8 1/4". Check your local code.
  • Rise - Individual riser height (from top of tread to top of tread).
  • Nose - the portion of the tread protruding beyond the face of the riser
  • Brackets - the decorative pieces fastened to the outside of the stringer

Material Species (for Stringers/Treads/Risers)

Oak Clear Grade Select Grade
Yellow Pine "C" & Better #2 & Better
Carpet Grade  


How To Order:
Ordering Instructions
Stair Diagrams
Price List
Order Rails:
Sample Rail Order Form
Rail Order Form
Order Straight Stairs:
Sample Straight Stair Order Form
Straight Stair Order Form