When I tore down my deck two years ago, I never got around to building a new set of stairs coming off the back of the house. We are in the middle of doing a refinance, and the appraiser made our appraisal contingent upon a set of stairs being built. This weekend. Crap; my normal process of spending weeks, if not months, planning something in my head was out the window. I had to improvise.
Here's what I came up with. Not bad for about 8 hours work, if I do say so myself. (and I do.)