A: Constance, our risers will feature a standard height of 6.75 inches.
A: Chuck, these stair stringers will be made of #1 Southern Yellow Pine.
A: You can paint at any time. Wood is dry and coated with a preservative to prevent insect and dry rot. If used outdoors AND you have to trim it, then you should coat cut area with a preservative (wood life or similar coating).
A: DeeRee, this stair stringer is both paintable and stainable.
A: The length listed is on the diagonal, not the sum of steps.
A: 4 steps (treads) equals 5 risers. There is always 1 more riser than there are treads.
A: Product height is total dimension of the stringer but not the riser height multiplied.
A: Paercy, we have reached out to Product Development in regard to this question. Once we have heard back, we will be sure to update our response.