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Child proofing a staircase
Child proofing a staircase
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It’s very important to child-proof your stairs. Kids are very curious and they can get injured from falling down the stairs. Child-proofing the stairs means installing a couple of small gates, special railings and banister shields. Follow the ...

Welding pickets to spiral staircase
Welding pickets to spiral staircase
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This isn’t an easy job for a beginner, but it’s a good starting point for amateur welders. All you need to do is follow the next steps: First of all you will need to lay the steps so that the widest part, the outside of the step, should face ...

Installing a curved staircase handrail
Installing a curved staircase handrail
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Curved stair railings offer a certain continuity that straight railing cannot offer. These allow you to create intricate balustrades and staircase designs. The installation process isn’t that hard. Here are a few tips on how to do the job the ...

Choosing finials for staircase newel posts
Choosing finials for staircase newel posts
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Finials are the finishing touches that will give your staircase class and elegance. Finials can be found in many shapes and sizes and they will fit any decor. In the following article you will find tips on how to choose the right finials: ...

Installing staircase treads
Installing staircase treads
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One of the most challenging home and staircase remodeling aspects is replacing or installing the treads. If you don’t do the job the right way, you risk accidents when people will be using the stairs. Here’s how you should do it: First of ...

Using wood glaze to protect your stairs
Using wood glaze to protect your stairs
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Using wooden glaze on wooden stairs or on wood furniture will help you protect their look, make them feel older and also expand their life. Choosing the right glaze isn’t a hard job. Just follow the next tips and you will do fine. Tools: ...

Replacing an old stair banister
Replacing an old stair banister
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Replacing a damaged staircase banister isn’t a hard job and it can be done by an inexperienced person. There are some basic steps that need to be followed in order to complete the project with success. Some of the materials and tools that yo ...

Repair or replace stairs?
Repair or replace stairs?
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If your staircase gets damaged you need to think if it’s a serious problem and evaluate the damage. After you do this you will know if you need to replace or repair the stairs. Here’s how you can determine what you should do. Surface damage ...

How to replace a baluster with a wrought iron railing
How to replace a baluster with a wrought iron railing
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If you want to replace your old wood balusters with wrought iron railings, then you will need to know a few things. This is not an expensive renovation and it can really enhance the look of your home. Just make sure you follow the next tips. ...

Stair construction building codes
Stair construction building codes
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There are many different building codes for stair construction, but they all have some things in common. These regulations mainly refer to safety, so it’s best to conform to them. Treads, risers and nosing codes The treads are the boards ...