Deck Ideas that Work by Peter Jeswald  landscape
 

Deck Ideas that Work by Peter Jeswald

Talk about being creative-the patterns of light shining through these risers give a whole new meaning to the word. Although the designs may appear to be random, the arrangement is tied together by every other riser, which have the same light pattern.

Photo by: Lee Anne White, Deck Ideas that Work, The Taunton Press
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Tom Miller wrote:
I like it - Hi I like your idea of using the dead space under the steps and doing a creative patterns of lighting that shining through these risers I was curious where I could buy or get something like this or is it a custom design?
   Comment   October 21, 2013
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We make custom perforated decorative panels in a variety of materials (including metals, recycled aluminum & reclaimed woods) & finishes - I would recommend a powdercoated aluminum, COR-TEN steel or a treated wood for exterior applications such as these outdoor stair risers. We can laser cut your own design or one of ours into the stair risers, just send us the specs & mounting details!

I have included some photos from a recent job that included custom stair risers as well as other lightbox panels we've fabricated.

I would recommend you speak with your lighting contractor about the technical details, however I would think that a standard outdoor lighting kit from your local hardware store (Home Depot, ACE, Lowes, etc) would be sufficient to backlight the risers.

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October 31, 2013 at 4:09pm     
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junemonchak wrote:
where can I buy these geometric cutouts to put in my deck stair riser - Where can I buy these geometric cutouts to put in my new deck stair risers?
   Comment   March 8, 2014

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Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to Book to Know: 'Deck Ideas That Work'
Light it up. Backlighting your deck's stair risers is an unusual way to put exterior safety lighting where it's needed. Simple cutouts in the risers in any pattern that suits you can yield a delightful decorative element while keeping you out of the dark.Don't make lighting the deck an afterthought. Effective lighting will increase the enjoyment you'll get from the deck. And lighting your deck will keep the view to the yard all the more enjoyable by eliminating the "black mirror" effect on windows when it's dark outside and all lit up inside. When thinking about lighting your deck, the book suggests considering:ambient light created by the bounce of light off exterior walls and surfacesshadowing to highlight interesting shapes, by shining the light on the object so its shadow is cast on a nearby surfacesilhouetting an object by placing light behind itmoonlighting by casting light down from a high spot in a treevignetting by using several lights to illuminate a spot or objecttask lighting with focused lights on a particular area, like an outdoor kitchensafety lighting, such as light on the stairs from deck to lawn
Rising to the occasion. Stairway lighting can be ordinary — or it can be a work of art. Geometric cutouts in each riser allow plenty of light through to illuminate the steps here, but all you really notice are the different patterns. Repeating one pattern on every other riser keeps the design from becoming too busy.

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Ted McKinney added this to ted_mckinney's Ideas
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Bottom design should be easy enough to replicate with tablesaw. Or router
Staging Design Concepts added this to Grand Entry
April 6, 2014
Staircase lighting
bstefan added this to bstefan's ideas
April 6, 2014
Deck stairs
libbynewnam added this to Porch
April 4, 2014
under porch lighting for steps!
Shannon LeMay added this to landscape/deck
April 4, 2014
Stair risers
marlogreene added this to stairs outside
March 30, 2014
Stairs
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March 28, 2014
Nice Lit stairs
orangeoneill added this to deck
March 25, 2014
Back-lit stairs
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March 24, 2014
Lighting in stairs
websters added this to websters's Ideas
March 19, 2014
Nice
stpfam1275 added this to stpfam1275's ideas
March 19, 2014
Deck riser lights
4sats added this to Tom Treat
March 15, 2014
exterior and/or interior entry stair lighting
jphaynes added this to outdoors
March 11, 2014
lighting
Tracy Scharf added this to Love, love, love
March 10, 2014
awesome idea for steps
katjulien added this to Landscapes
March 8, 2014
Lovely idea for stair lighting! Not only efficient in lighting the path but also, provides a beautiful element to the décor. I'd be interested in seeing if the pattern is also reflect in the light beams falling onto the steps...
junemonchak added this to junemonchak's Ideas
March 8, 2014
want it for my new deck
stevekreiser added this to Family Room addition- exterior
March 6, 2014
Stair risers
c2mac added this to c2mac's Ideas
March 1, 2014
Cool way to light deck stairs
tunny111 added this to RP
February 27, 2014
Dock
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February 23, 2014
steps
cthavens added this to deck ideas
February 16, 2014
Lighted steps
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February 3, 2014
stairlighs
rpwheaton added this to mobile home ideabook
January 31, 2014
lighted steps good for night time entry
drambuie added this to drambuie's Ideas
January 29, 2014
Stair lites
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January 22, 2014
DECK LIGHTING
ahoetomo added this to Misc.
January 19, 2014
Stairway lighting can be ordinary — or it can be a work of art. Geometric cutouts in each riser allow plenty of light through to illuminate the steps here, but all you really notice are the different patterns. Repeating one pattern on every other riser keeps the design from becoming too busy.
5146865 added this to Staircase
January 17, 2014
Riser lights
cele5 added this to cele5's ideas
January 15, 2014
Great idea for deck stairs
caroline_maher added this to PL Deck/Patio
January 14, 2014
Light stairs
moonlight60 added this to moonlight60's Ideas
January 13, 2014
Stairs
Karen Robinson added this to Porch
January 9, 2014
i like the idea of cutting patterns in the risers, but this is too busy and jumbled. one pattern, maybe even every other step, would be great, though. I really like the grouped squares and the diagonal lines
trumbull22 added this to outside
January 4, 2014
Stair lighting
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January 3, 2014
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chelsey44 added this to chelsey44's ideas
January 3, 2014
lights
Matt D added this to Decks,Patios, & Comfy Outdoor Spaces
December 31, 2013
Simple deck stair lighting
debandg added this to Mobile Homes
December 30, 2013
nice idea
Lee added this to Bookshelves
December 27, 2013
Stairway lighting can be ordinary — or it can be a work of art. Geometric cutouts in each riser allow plenty of light through to illuminate the steps here, but all you really notice are the different patterns. Repeating one pattern on every other riser keeps the design from becoming too busy.
basovink added this to basovink's Ideas
December 24, 2013
Verlichting trap
moniquedsmith added this to Exterior Ideas
December 17, 2013
the riser
adheflin added this to adheflin's ideas
December 15, 2013
lights from underneath- neat idea
christietoo added this to FUTURE GARDEN IDEAS
December 5, 2013
STEP DESIGNS LIGHTING OUTDOOR STEPS Rising to the occasion. Stairway lighting can be ordinary — or it can be a work of art. Geometric cutouts in each riser allow plenty of light through to illuminate the steps here, but all you really notice are the different patterns. Repeating one pattern on every other riser keeps the design from becoming too busy. The Taunton Press, Inc
dechaud added this to floating stairs
December 2, 2013
lit stairs
Nadia Piquion added this to landscape
November 28, 2013
possible use of this system of lighting up a stair in a garden. For instance, different claustra designs of similar size can be used.
tornak1 added this to Exterior Ideas
November 28, 2013
lighted stairs
tina221 added this to backyard
November 22, 2013
Cool!
caroledixon added this to caroledixon's Ideas
November 21, 2013
Output door lighting
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November 20, 2013
steps
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November 17, 2013
Lighting
shafitz added this to Exterior Lighting
November 16, 2013
? Light new basement door area as well as illuminate steps?
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November 16, 2013
Lighting
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November 15, 2013
Risers
Nichole Royce added this to nichole_royce's Ideas
November 11, 2013
Would love to have lighting in the stairs. A single pattern though. And must be easily accessible to replace the lights.
jeanieh added this to jeanieh's ideas
November 11, 2013
Designs on stairs
lindaguenther added this to stairs
November 10, 2013
idea for outside somewhere? looks cool
Jennifer Chouinard added this to jennifer_chouinard's ideas
November 7, 2013
Cutouts
amiamae added this to patio steps
November 3, 2013
nice lights
Kellie Pumphrey added this to stairs
November 1, 2013
Lights
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October 30, 2013
Design and lighting
Christopher Lau added this to Exterior
October 29, 2013
Stairway Riser Light
redquote added this to Ideas for the new Cottage.
October 27, 2013
cool idea for step
moninauen added this to staircase outside
October 26, 2013
lighting
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October 24, 2013
Lit stairs
uclapac12 added this to Decking and backyard ideas
October 23, 2013
Lights on stairs
kristinhillwarren09 added this to Patio Ideas
October 19, 2013
I like backlighting the stairs!
naturalcurl123 added this to End Table
October 18, 2013
Lighting
Pauline Olson added this to Lighting
October 16, 2013
under stairs
m breen added this to Stair lighting
October 16, 2013
Use in corten risers, simple pattern. Great idea!
nicklesp added this to nicklesp's ideas
October 16, 2013
stair lighting for deck
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October 14, 2013
Steps
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October 14, 2013
Lighting
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October 14, 2013
Escaliers
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October 14, 2013
Lighting
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October 14, 2013
great steps lighting idea
Libby Warner added this to outdoor spaces
October 13, 2013
step lighting
Bianca J added this to Outdoor ideas
October 13, 2013
Great idea for outdoor lighting on stairs
jmjm2121 added this to outside
October 12, 2013
deck
Sher Goossen added this to Backyard Ideas
October 11, 2013
Cool Step Lites
rfelsman added this to rfelsman's Ideas
October 9, 2013
Deck
18lindajim added this to exterior porches
October 9, 2013
fun light slots
greenage added this to greenage's ideas
October 8, 2013
Cool lighting
cottage1619 added this to cottage1619's ideas
October 8, 2013
Nice stair light details
ashleyree added this to ashleyree's ideas
October 7, 2013
stair light ideas
mrsrussell05 added this to kitchen
October 6, 2013
staircase lighting
m15c31 added this to deck
October 6, 2013
lighting under stairway
reetikaisha added this to reetikaisha's ideas
October 3, 2013
lighted deck ideas
Derrick Brown added this to derrick_brown2345's ideas
October 3, 2013
must have :)
reneeboulerice added this to Lighting 1
October 1, 2013
This is an interesting way to display the same light differently.
Roz Rebarchak added this to roz_rebarchak's Favorites
September 29, 2013
Love this
stevegipson added this to stevegipson's ideas
September 29, 2013
Deck w/o thru post
tomfaris added this to tomfaris's Ideas
September 24, 2013
Light stairway to lower level garage
golfer4130 added this to golfer4130's Ideas
September 24, 2013
Lighted stairs
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September 24, 2013
Lights
pidgette added this to Back Deck
September 23, 2013
lighting
kimortiz1 added this to kimortiz1's ideas
September 23, 2013
stair concept
Madison Hogan added this to Shivaun's Garden & landscaping
September 23, 2013
garden steps
francescat added this to francescat's Ideas
September 22, 2013
Garden lights
zhanalondoner added this to yard ideas
September 22, 2013
For under our stairway outside. Put wood treads on the stairs outside.
Christopher Ervin added this to christopher_ervin's Ideas
September 22, 2013
Deck
Ana Lamar Cruz added this to home
September 21, 2013
Iluminación en el jardin
pryorp1 added this to pryorp1's ideas
September 21, 2013
Stair riser lighting
elvia_451 added this to deck and outside stairs
September 21, 2013
Must
Amber added this to Lights
September 20, 2013
deck steps
robertandbecky added this to Lake House
September 19, 2013
Love love
ellkay added this to Staircases
September 18, 2013
light from behind risers
stateofkate added this to The Deck
September 18, 2013
safety lighting under the stairs
Palmetto Drapery,LLC added this to Palmetto Drapery's Favorite Outdoor Living Ideas
September 15, 2013
.
Michellene Parker added this to michellene_parker's ideas
September 15, 2013
Lights
bren73 added this to bren73's Ideas
September 15, 2013
Love this
rbkl added this to garden
September 12, 2013
lights in the risers of the stairs
spudd1 added this to spudd1's ideas
September 10, 2013
Lighted steps
285cfs added this to 285cfs's Ideas
September 10, 2013
Stair lighting
Peace White added this to peace_white's Ideas
September 8, 2013
For the deck
mordecaibrown added this to mordecaibrown patio deck
September 8, 2013
grid is Frank Lloyd Wright-esque
lishnc added this to lishnc's ideas
September 8, 2013
Very, very cool!
Jon Sinclair added this to Deck
September 8, 2013
Stair lighting.
manlioformentini added this to manlioformentini's Ideas
September 8, 2013
Esterno
hebashelbaya added this to Sokna
September 7, 2013
Light our steps,
soniakahn added this to Mello Lane
September 5, 2013
patio stairs
tosborn added this to tamoshan house
September 5, 2013
Stairs lighting
stustefben added this to front porch
September 5, 2013
Stairs
chrisiebrockman added this to Mobile Home ideas
September 5, 2013
stair lighting
gregnjo added this to Exterior
September 5, 2013
lighting outdoor steps
dbfarms94 added this to Composite Decking
September 4, 2013
This would be a neat feature to add into the stairs when we redo south deck
dwddietrich added this to outdoors
September 3, 2013
very creative lighting
carolebakeramethyst added this to carolebakeramethyst's ideas
September 3, 2013
stairs out doors
mulderp added this to Design Ideas
September 3, 2013
Outdoor stair lighting
Jacqueline Boyd added this to jacqueline_boyd's ideas
September 2, 2013
I like the idea of lights on the stairs you can never be too careful
jumpinglikecrazy added this to Yard
September 2, 2013
Stair Lighting
ajsweeney added this to Exteriors
September 1, 2013
Great idea of front porch stair lighting.
biddlebythebay added this to biddlebythebay's ideas
September 1, 2013
Lighted steps
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September 1, 2013
Hallway lights
rmatson added this to rmatson's Ideas
August 31, 2013
Bed
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August 31, 2013
Outdoor steps with lights
canyongirl39 added this to canyongirl39's ideas
August 30, 2013
Outside steps
beejay69 added this to beejay69's ideas
August 30, 2013
Ideas
sillyginny added this to sillyginny's ideas
August 28, 2013
Now I don't like having all the different patterns of back lights, but I LOVE the general idea of the backlights! Definitely want to do this,!
maggiehull added this to Deck
August 28, 2013
Stair Lighting
Elattra M Hardin added this to elattra's Ideas
August 28, 2013
LOVE THIS IDEA FOR STEP LIGHTING.
Kathryn Molpus added this to kathryn_molpus's Ideas
August 28, 2013
Ris­ing to the oc­ca­sion. Stair­way light­ing can be or­di­nary — or it can be a work of art. Geo­met­ric cutouts in each riser al­low plenty of light through to il­lu­mi­nate the steps here, but all you re­ally no­tice are the dif­fer­ent pat­terns. Re­peat­ing one pat­tern on ev­ery other riser keeps the de­sign from be­com­ing too busy.
ruthehal added this to CHRIS HOUSE
August 28, 2013
BACK LIGHTING ON STAIRS
coinaras added this to coinaras's Ideas
August 27, 2013
great
dschott added this to dschott's ideas
August 27, 2013
Great outdoor lighting ideas
Paisley Draper added this to drape005's ideas
August 27, 2013
white riser, brown tread
anitasb added this to Lighting
August 26, 2013
consider for the stairs to pool? Rising to the occasion. Stairway lighting can be ordinary — or it can be a work of art. Geometric cutouts in each riser allow plenty of light through to illuminate the steps here, but all you really notice are the different patterns. Repeating one pattern on every other riser keeps the design from becoming too busy.
Color Concepts added this to janbraswell's ideas
August 26, 2013
deck stair lighting
karay added this to Exteriors
August 25, 2013
Love the cut designs for stair lighting to shine through!
sunnee03 added this to sunnee03's Ideas
August 25, 2013
Cut holes in risers to allow light to shine through
cturse added this to cturse's Favorites
August 25, 2013
love the patterns
baingana added this to baingana's ideas
August 25, 2013
speldid
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August 24, 2013
Add to ideabook by The Taunton Press, Inc Rising to the occasion. Stairway lighting can be ordinary — or it can be a work of art. Geometric cutouts in each riser allow plenty of light through to illuminate the steps here, but all you really notice are the different patterns. Repeating one pattern on every other riser keeps the design from becoming too busy.
Rina Perez added this to Dream House
August 24, 2013
What a cool lighted path!
Jane Webb added this to jane_webb5345's Ideas
August 24, 2013
lighting
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August 24, 2013
lighted steps outside in back
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August 23, 2013
Stairs
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August 23, 2013
stairs
abatiles added this to Exterior Ideas
August 22, 2013
design of staircase light
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August 22, 2013
Love this idea. Creative safety.
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August 22, 2013
ligthning
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August 22, 2013
the steps
Kara McCormick added this to Exterior Ideas
August 22, 2013
step lighting
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August 22, 2013
lighting design for steps
Jane Murray added this to jane_murray6548's Ideas
August 21, 2013
Neat
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August 21, 2013
LIGHTING
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August 21, 2013
steps
honungsmane added this to honungsmane's Ideas
August 21, 2013
Kul belysning!
midurak added this to Exterior
August 21, 2013
Badass stairway lighting
Alissa Cerzosimo added this to Exterior Ideas
August 21, 2013
Excellent lighting for deck stairs.
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August 21, 2013
Garden
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August 20, 2013
Sleek
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August 20, 2013
lights
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August 20, 2013
Interesting Lighting
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August 20, 2013
stairs
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August 20, 2013
Definitely going to do this on my deck!
Natalie Smith Design and Andl Interiors added this to Stairs
August 20, 2013
Stairs
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August 20, 2013
Stair lighting
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August 20, 2013
stair lighting
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August 20, 2013
COOL
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August 20, 2013
Patterns
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August 20, 2013
Stair Lights
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August 20, 2013
AWESOME!
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August 20, 2013
сходи
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August 20, 2013
Stairs
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August 20, 2013
lighting on indoor steps would be cool too
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August 20, 2013
deck stair lighting
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August 20, 2013
Stair Lights
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August 20, 2013
If we continue to live in mobile homes, we will have steps to deal with. Lighting them at night would be a safety plus. Lighting them like this would be ... jazzy!
klriggs added this to klriggs's ideas
August 20, 2013
Lighting on ourdoor stair risers Very cool idea
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August 20, 2013
Step Light Designs
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August 20, 2013
lighting
alpdwp added this to Outside / Landscaping
August 20, 2013
Way cool
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August 20, 2013
Outdoor stairs
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August 20, 2013
Cutout risers
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August 19, 2013
Nice feature...
daisy59 added this to back deck
August 19, 2013
lighted design patterns
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