Hi everyone!! Fantastic Site!!! I am presently in the planning stages of installing some steps in my backyard. My problem is determining which way to approach this as it is a very steep grade and I'm trying to make it efficient as well as attractive. I have thought of slate, concrete etc. but i keep coming back to pressure treated wood because it is more economical and would suit my environment better - Lots of trees etc. Does anyone have any basic plans or ideas i can use to get me started as the snow and frost are just around the corner . Safety is the big factor here too as it is very dangerous when wet or icy . Appreciate any help you can provide!! Sincerely yours Dave!!