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  1. Building & Construction
    Hi All, I had previously posted (https://www.diychatroom.com/f19/updating-modernizing-interior-railing-repost-pics-697301/), on updating this railing and have since decided to remove the wrought iron decorative crap you can see in this photo below, paint the steel railing structure flat black...
  2. Carpentry
    Hoping that I can get some suggestions on the easiest/most affordable way of doing a railing like this. I'm thinking that what I will do is use 4x4 posts and wrap them in MDF to make them look a bit more substantial but I'm running into a bit of a block with the diagonals. I was thinking of just...
  3. Building & Construction
    Hello All, For an investment property we are renovating for rental, I am looking for budget conscious options to refresh / update / modernize this ~1985 era metal / wrought iron interior railing that extends from the ground level entry foyer up 7 stairs to the main level of a raised bungalow...
  4. Building & Construction
    Hello All, For an investment property we are renovating for rental, I am looking for budget conscious options to refresh / update / modernize this ~1985 era metal / wrought iron interior railing that extends from the ground level entry foyer up 7 stairs to the main level of a raised bungalow...
  5. Building & Construction
    Hi everyone. We want to replace our current deck (not to code, ancient, and falling apart) and have plans in mind. What I can't figure out is the outside corner that transitions directly to the stairs. In that corner there will be a 1x 2x10 rim joist that will meet up with a 2x 2x10 beam over...
  6. Project Showcase
    Hey folks finished up the railing project between my kitchen and living room. I'm compiling a list of all the fun project i'll be doing once the nation is quarantined!
  7. Carpentry
    Safety issue here – I would appreciate any advice/suggestions/knowledge that anyone would be kind enough to provide. I know almost nothing about stairs and stair railing systems and their installation. My short iron stair railing system was removed to put in new stair treads and I need to...
  8. Building & Construction
    Building a 16'x20'wide deck, 6 feet above ground level. Using 6x6s for deck posts. Deck posts will be buried min 5' underground and sit on a concrete pad (below frost line). My question is...is there any reason that I should not run my deck posts through the deck, up 3' and use for railing posts?
  9. Painting
    I need some advice on how to paint these. The gates are new raw mild steel. My options are to use on oil based rustoleum primer, followed by industrial rustoleum gloss. Or, a local body shop will epoxy coat them, them apply an enamel as a finish coat. Which will give the longest lasting results...
  10. Carpentry
    Can anyone give me advice on how to tighten up a PT pine deck railing that is coming apart from the post? It's only about a 4-y.o. deck, so I'd like to do as little replacement as possible. The pics are attached. Thanks! Janice
  11. Carpentry
    I have a loft sleeping area in the roof area of my bungalow. I know you are suppose to put a 42" railing by code. Problem is this will make it look ugly. 36" would work but around the stairs would be like a tunnel. I was thinking lowering to about 20" then have the railing go up to that point...
  12. Building & Construction
    I purchased the assembled treated wood deck railing system from lowes which is supposed to be 72" long. my deck is 10x20ft. i figured that i could reduce the railing to 60" and be ok on the 20ft. Once I got to the end of the front I am about 4" short(lol). What is a recommendation on...
  13. Carpentry
    I am installing a railing that has an S-turn where it transitions from open risers to closed risers at the cieling. I know that usually the balusters leave the railing at the s-turn and then run from the tread to the cieling. Has anyone ever seen a stair where the balusters follow the s-trun...
  14. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I have a basement walk out below ground that has steps to the outside. My wife would like to enclose the walk out and steps to keep the dogs (and our future children) from falling into the basement walk out. We are thinking of fencing it in. We have seen railings on top of the retaining walls...
  15. Building & Construction
    I built our deck about 6 years ago - I used 2x4 (not pressure treated) railing caps over top of a fairly standard looking 2x4 top rail with wood ballusters. Now, the 2x4 rail cap is warping (not surprising) so I want to replace it with a 2x6 rail cap. Any advice or surprises that I should be...
  16. Carpentry
    I'm installing a stairway handrail onto a half-inch-plaster surface using brackets. There are unusually wide studs in the basement stairwell for some reason, so the screws in a 3-hole bracket will all go into the stud with no problem. And the studs are very deep, so I will be able to penetrate...
  17. Carpentry
    Guys.... I need someone in Ontario to explain the issue of handrails on basement staircases. I've read the Ontario Building Code and don't have the cash to hire a lawyer and have him translate it into English. Here is the issue (see attached pic) : solid wall on one side, open on the other. The...
  18. Flooring
    Hello! Due to my cat's problem getting to her litter box I am in the process of ripping out my upstairs carpet for replacement with a 3/4 hardwood product. My house is a little unusual because the staircases are at a 45 degree angle, plus I have a railing base that is tapered and won't match...
  19. Building & Construction
    Hi, My daughter will be starting to learn to use the stairs soon and I want to make them safe. I'm kind of new to this home improvement stuff and I am not sure what solution would be best for this. I have a stairway going to my upstairs with a handrail mounted on the wall. I would like to...
  20. Interior Decorating
    We are trying to freshen up the outside of our house by changing up some of the colors and we could use some suggestions. Our siding is clay colored and our shutters and door are green. We would like to change our shutters to black, paint our front door, porch railing and posts. Anyone have any...
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