Outdoor Stair Railing

Tips for making rock-solid stair posts

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Adjustable wrench
  • Circular saw
  • Cordless drill
  • Drill bit set
  • Framing square
  • Level
  • Miter saw

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Pressure-treated 2x lumber
  • Rot-resistant posts
  • Galvanized carriage bolts with nuts and washers (1/2in.)