Some people like to have the roof of their house be a flat surface. Others might layer blocks for a pyramid sort of appearance. And then there are those who use stairs to build the roof of their home. What do you think of using stairs for this purpose? Love it? Hate it? Does it look good or bad? Is it easy or difficult?
Me personally I'm okay with the appearance but I despise the building process. I have no patience for annoying things and stairs can be irritating and at times downright frustrating when trying to build a roof. For example, I had built a small shelter in my creative world to see how it would look. It had a small room and a large room. For the small room, I used a flat roof as the room was simply too small for stairs to really have a purpose. However I wanted to use stairs for the large room. The large room was not a perfect square/rectangle like the small room and that caused an issue when it came to the corners. The outer corners were no trouble at all but the inner corners were a different story. The first layer was built with no issues but on the second layer one of the two inner corners simply refused to work properly. The stairs simply wouldn't form a corner like I wanted no matter how hard I tried. Eventually my patience wore out and I tore down the house since it wouldn't look good with an entirely flat roof. Maybe one day I'll try again but that experience has only furthered my hatred for using stairs to build a roof.
Anyways I never really use stairs since they can be so irritating to work with. My houses always have a flat roof (unless someone gave the house to me which does happen) and honestly I'm okay with that. I want to make my house look good by having a more interesting looking roof but if it's that annoying to create then I can live without it.The only benefit for using stairs as the roof is that it arguably looks better than a flat roof. However building a flat roof is quicker and easier and it makes for easy removal in case I want to tear down or expand the house. Say what you will but I prefer my flat roof though I wouldn't mind being able to build a decent looking stair roof if it wasn't so irritating. What do you guys think of using stairs as your roof?
I use stairs and half slabs, depending on the slope of the roof I want.
As for your problem of getting the corner right. I had that problem in the past. My best solution was to use a full block in place of the stairs. it may not look perfect, and needs a torch (so do half slabs, every other row), but it saved the build and didn't look too bad. To complete the look on the house, I made every other corner block (vertically) a full block with torch. When it was finished I was surprised that it looked good. Saved me the extreme step of tearing down and rebuilding (I was in Survival).