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  1. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi All: I have this porch (BELOW) getting demo'd and it has lead-painted (deteriorating paint that is flaking) railings. I want to minimize lead paint/dust/chips during demos and will be laying down some plastic sheeting and just wrapping sheeting around it when it gets moved. The contractors...
  2. Carpentry
    If anyone has experience with a railing like this one, please tell me how to fix this very loose newel post. 1. I assume the bottom of the newel post has a dowel going into the bullnose step? House was built in 1954, if that makes a difference. 2. Do you think the dowel is screwed into the...
  3. 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?
  4. Building & Construction
    I just bought a 2nd home and my first item on to-do list is redoing the front deck. I'm thinking about going country w/ white railings and some rocking chairs (thinking Cracker Barrel countryside feel). I've never shopped for railings before. Looking for advice on what to look for or what might...
  5. Carpentry
    So I'm going to install some railings for the first time (in Ontario) and I think I've done my homework. Just want to know if there is something wrong with what I've designed before I go ahead and order my materials. I think my biggest concern is whether I need additional posts mid-span on any...
  6. Painting
    Hi Everyone, I have exterior white wood railings that I am repainting today. Just realized that on my old railings my cat often jumps on them and leaves muddy foot prints. Is there some type of coating i can put on top of the paint that might help prevent stains or at least help me clean them...
  7. Building & Construction
    When we redid our porch railings, we kept the original 4 x 4 posts (replacing the nasty wooden rails with vinyl ones). It looks great except the tops of the posts on the front steps are angled (originally the wood rails covered them) hence no pre-made caps will fit. Any ideas out there? (Due...
  8. 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...
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