Pet stairs made out of wood using Dremel Tools

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You need
  • Thin Wood Screws
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood Glue
  • Wood Filler
  • Wood Glue
  • Wood Glue
  • Primer and Paint
  • 1 x 6 x 6-1/2 for the top left and top right stringers
  • 1 x 6 x 13 for bottom left and bottom right stringers
  • 1 x 6 x 11-1/2 for the bottom closed riser and the base brace
  • 1 x 7 x 11-1/2 for the top closed riser (or a 1 x 6 x 11-1/2 would work as well)
  • Primer and Paint
  • 8 x 1 Pocket Screws
L: Length, W: Width, H: Height, D: Diameter
Step 1 6

Step 1

Cutting wood with Dremel Saw Max

Cut all of your wood to size using your Dremel Saw Max.

Step 2 6

Step 2

Drill pocket holes

Drill pockets holes using Kreg into top stringers and attach to bottom stringers using pocket screws.

Step 3 6

Step 3

Use side screws to attach wood pieces together

Attach the closed riser to the bottom front of the stringers countersinking the side screws.

Step 4 6

Step 4

Attach back brace

Attach the back brace to the stingers.

Step 5 6

Step 5

Scew in more blocks of wood

Attach the second closed riser to the stringers, measuring 1" down and 3/8" in from front. While this riser was built using a piece of 1 x 10 trimmed to 1 x 7 to have it sit below the bottom step, an alternative would be to use a 1 x 6 to have it sit flush with the step.

Step 6 6

Step 6

Sand, prime, and paint for finished product

Attach steps. Congratulations! Your steps are officially done! You're now ready to fill your holes with wood putty, sand, prime and paint.


To reduce the risk of injury user must read instruction manuals for all tools used in this project. Wear eye and respiratory protection. Use clamps to support work piece whenever practical.