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  1. General DIY Discussions
    I'm replacing a deck with a patio. Patio will be installed by professional landscape company, but I'm trying to cut down some costs and build a new set of stairs to the patio myself. The surface of the patio will be around 24" below the level of our interior floor. Using a 7.5" rise and 12" run...
  2. Building & Construction
    My boyfriend and I are trying to remodel the stairs. We discovered that the stair tread caps (about one inch) purchased do not fit over the existing stair nose (about 1.3 inch). We were hoping someone would have some sort of affordable solution to this dilemma or could tell us what we need to...
  3. Flooring
    Hey Everyone, I want to finish these stairs but I'm not sure how. My wife would like the risers to be white and the treads to be grey (paint color that will match the vinyl flooring). I'm assuming there is a special paint for this? Will I need to prime the stairs first before I paint? The main...
  4. Building & Construction
    I added an addition to our deck last summer, which now I have an upper and lower deck. I reconfigured the stairs so it is at 26 degrees. The problem now is that the brackets that are available for the railing only go from 30-24 degrees. Link to bracket...
  5. General DIY Discussions
    Hello, Can anyone tell me if the top of these stair stringers are supported adequately? We are about to list our house and I wanted to find out if I should do anything extra to provide more support or ease the minds of home inspectors/ new owners. We have lived in the house for 10 years and...
  6. Carpentry
    I am working on framing my basement and i'm stuck on the wall between the concrete foundation and the stairs. There's 2 inches between the concrete and the stairs. I'm a novice DIY that learned most things from helping my dad but this one is a hard one. Looking for some advice please. 2...
  7. Carpentry
    I need to place a handrail on my basement staircase. On one side, the wall goes about half-way down before it ends and opens up to the room, so a handrail mounted here would end half-way down the stairs. The other side is solid from top to bottom of the staircase, but at the floor level of the...
  8. Building & Construction
    Hopefully this is the correct forum for this. There is a piece of narrow wood trim at the top of the stairs from our basement which keeps starting to pull away (horizontally) from the floor, causing a gap. As the gap widens, I hammer the piece back and hammer back the existing nails, such as...
  9. Carpentry
    It's an old house and a couple of the stair risers have gotten pushed in at the bottom where the step and the riser meet resulting in a gap of up to nearly 1" in places. There's no access to the stairs from underneath. I'm considering two options: 1. attach a replacement riser over the old ones...
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