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  1. Safety First: Install an Outdoor Staircase Railing

    Replace a wobbly old outdoor handrail with a rock solid one by using strong concrete anchors. We show you how to design and attach one to your steps.

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  1. How to Build Deck Stairs

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    Sure, building deck stairs can be tricky. But in this story, we'll make it easy by showing you how to estimate step dimensions, layout and cut stair stringers, and assemble the stair parts. And you won't have to do any hard math to figure it all out (but your calculations will have to be accurate!). These DIY steps will work for replacing an old set of stairs and for building stairs on a brand new deck. So grab your tools and let's start building!

  2. How to Repair Squeaky Stairs

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    Carpeted stairs that squeak can be repaired from above in several easy steps—without destroying the ceiling below the steps.

  3. Step Repair: Fix Slippery Stairs

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    Slippery steps can be made safe with traction tape, but the steps themselves must first be sealed well to prevent water from getting under the tape and breaking the adhesive bond.

  4. Outdoor Stair Railing

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    Decks and outdoor stairs can develop wobbly railings, often due to a wobbly bottom post. Here's how to do it right, without having to set the post in concrete.

  5. Install a New Stair Handrail

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    If you have a loose stair rail, a weak stair rail or no rail at all, fix the problem by installing a solidly anchored railing like we show here. Would your stair rail hold up to three energetic youngsters hanging on it like this? If you're not sure, or if you have stairways with missing rails, now's the time to fix the problem. More accidents happen on stairways than anywhere else in the house, and a strong stair rail goes a long way toward making stairs safer and easier to use. In this article, we'll show you how to cut and assemble your rail and how to mount it solidly to the wall framing.

  6. How to Make Wood Steps Safer

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    Various types of grit added to paint will make wood steps slip-resistant. Use special plastic grit and you’ll never see it, even as the paint wears away.

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  1. How to Build a Winding Staircase - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    By means of an ingenious shortcut, it may be easier than you think to build a winding staircase .

  2. Impossible Staircase

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    FromInstructables: exploring - workshop - woodworking - featured

    The Penrose stairs , also known as the impossible staircase , is a two-dimensional depiction of a staircase in which the stairs make four 90-degree turns as they ascend or descend yet form a continuous loop. Although the staircase is conceptually impossible, it does interfere with your perception si... By: mtairymd Continue Reading »

  3. Spiral Stairs - 11 Twisted Designs You'll Love - Bob Vila - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    If you've always admired the the fun-loving spirit of a spiral staircase but lacked the proper space—or perhaps the courage—to install one yourself, draw inspiration from these imaginative interpretations.

  4. Weekend Projects: 5 Tricks for Enhancing Hallways and Stairs

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    FromBobVila.com

    As conduits between the different levels and rooms of your home, staircases and hallways are self-effacing and strang...

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Other Videos for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. Tips for Decorating a Wall

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    Gina Stigi shows us how to decorate a wall with picture frames.

  2. How to Set Up a Wall For Painting

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    This educational resource is a suitable time-saver that will enable you to get good at painting and decorating. Watch our tutorial on How To Set Up A Wall For Painting from one of Videojug's professionals.

  3. Deck Design Tips

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    In this video you will learn how to design a deck for your home.

  4. How to Turn Off Electricity Making Your Home Safe

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    Watch How To Safely Shut The Power At Home from the how to specialists. This advice video will give you informative instructions to guarantee you get good at electrical diy.

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Blog Posts

  1. Dueling DIY: A Staircase Refinishing Throwdown

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    FromDIY Diva

    You guys know that in general I get pretty excited about starting any kind of project on the house. Even the ones that require standing on a 2×10 suspended over...

  2. Dueling DIY: A Blisteriffic Start on the Stairs

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    FromDIY Diva

    Last week Sarah @ Ugly Duckling House and I announced our DIY throwdown, and I’m going to claim the very first injury in this epic battle of staircases , with this…...

  3. Step-by-Step to Finishing Steps

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    FromAna-White.com

    Author Notes Remember when the Momplex stairs used to look like this? Good news!  We can officially put the white can of paint down because all the painting is done on our quest for the ever popular wood-treads-white-risers staircase .   You know what I'm talking about. One of my favorite parts of the wood on white staircase is the contrast between the white moulding and risers against the stained treads - making the steps easy for Mom to see.  It’s also super functional this way - the crisp white will stay crisp white, while the wood treads will take years of use without showing paint chipping or scratching. I have to admit, I didn't hate the reclaimed wood stair treads we've been using durning the consturction phase.  But they aren't Mom's favorite, so I'll have to find another use for them.  They are going to be replaced by finished wood treads. But before we get to actually pulling the construction treads out and replacing them with wood treads, we have to finish the wood treads.  To get the wood treads to last through years of use, we partnered up with our friends at Minwax , using their stains and special polyurethane designed for floors.   Read on, and I’ll show you step by step - literally - how we finished these steps!  

  4. Building Stair Steps

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    FromAsk the Builder

    Building stair steps can be a very difficult job. Getting the proper distance for the risers and treads can be a mathematical challenge. Local building codes need to be reviewed when building the staircase .

  5. Sweet Pea Garden Bunk Bed Storage Stairs

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    FromAna-White.com

    Build oh so charming but functional storage stairs for the Sweet Pea Garden Bunk Bed! Featuring lots of storage, cute heart shaped railing, and stairs perfect for accessing the top bunks, these storage stairs could work for any bunk bed! This bed is designed and built by Jenny from Birds and Soap . ...

  6. Easy Stairs

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    FromAna-White.com

    About Project How to build stairs ! Free step by step instructions from Ana-white.com Author Notes:  I don't know how or when, but sometime this summer, after a long day working on the Momplex, we decided that we needed to build stairs for our own home front porch. You see, we've been front porch ...

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