DIY Riser for Wedding Cake Type Steps?

beartoothweb

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Aug 28, 2009
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I am building a deck around my AGP, which effectively makes the top level another 8" above where it typically be. As a result, my wedding cake steps are a little short.

They sell risers for these, but man, they are $80 or something shipped.

Anyone made some sort of DIY version for risers?

I'm thinking of buying a set of those plastic shelves and using them as risers (the shelf part).

Other ideas?
 

dmanb2b

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If you are still building, why not just build the deck flush with or under the top rail? Otherwise, if it looks good, $80 doesn't seem that outrageous for something you'll use for many years to come :goodjob:
 

beartoothweb

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Aug 28, 2009
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dmanb2b said:
If you are still building, why not just build the deck flush with or under the top rail? Otherwise, if it looks good, $80 doesn't seem that outrageous for something you'll use for many years to come :goodjob:
I purposely put the deck over the pool rail, so that's a done deal, I'll have it finished up this weekend. It occurred to me that I'll have some extra vinyl fence rails left over that I can use. My though is to create something hidden anyway, and since I have 2 sets of stairs, $160 just kills my naturally CHEAP nature. ;->
 

beartoothweb

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Aug 28, 2009
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bk406 said:
My 2 cents. Spend the $160 for the right stuff. They will last, and it will look good. Anything else probably would look a little "home made".
I hear ya. pool season is just about wrapping up, so the intention is to move the steps into the shop this winter and see what I can work out. If it looks good with a little DIY, all the better, but if not, I'll buy some risers.

I'm currently building a 65 cobra replica, so fabrication is more or less a way of life. ;->
 
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