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  1. Building & Construction
    Installing 2 winger steps at the bottom of an existing basement staircase because insulating a wall in the basement is not leaving a 36" landing at the bottom. However, doing so will require me to "create" headroom to achieve the 80" required on these bottom two steps. The first floor joists...
  2. Flooring
    As the title says... I'm installing LVP in my basement, and I'm not quite sure the proper way to do this. Because of the angle I can't lift the plank up to get it to click in place. My guess is that for something like this I should shave off the lip on the groove, cut a piece of vinyl that will...
  3. Carpentry
    Hi, Renovating a house and have noticed that the stringers on the main staircase have separated quite badly, to the point where I think it is quite dangerous - certainly can see straight through in places. What options, other than a new staircase, do I have for repair? Googling shows me a...
  4. Flooring
    Hi All, After a long new-dad delay and my own overdone and overbuilt subfloor prep (1.5" now, no squeaks!), which included sistering a joist, I'm nearly ready to lay the first piece of flooring- almost 2 years on! The flooring has been properly acclimated, to say the least. This room is my...
  5. Building & Construction
    I'm creating a second access point for our under the staircase storage and need to remove one stud to do so. A stud finder confirmed the joists supporting the landing run parallel to this wall, but I opened it up plenty to get a good look since drywall and trim are quick and easy replacements...
  6. Interior Decorating
    In the middle of a refurb and we are looking for staircase lighting ideas for a very dark staircase - picture attached . The carpets are light /navy blue with a white handrail . I was looking for something which will gel with the rest of the downstairs lights , picture attached . Any...
  7. Painting
    Hi all, I'm looking to restain my staircase to a dark tone. I hate this 90's gold oak, it's hideous. I'm planning on using gel stain like General Mills and then a wipe on poly. I just want to make sure but I prep it the right way. I've heard you don't need to go crazy sanding when using gel...
  8. Interior Decorating
    Hi all! I wonder if someone could help me with ideas on how to hide/improve/make it useful or looking good this staircase in the middle of my living room. The gardrail leaves a prison look which I strongly dislike. I'd like to find a creative, non permanent solution, since this is a rental and I...
  9. Building & Construction
    I have a set of 36" wide steps that have three stringers. It looks like someone rebuilt the steps but reused the original outside stringers. The two outside stringers appear to be 2x10s but the new middle stringer is a 2x12. The staircase is very sturdy and looking from underneath looks like...
  10. Building & Construction
    HI All Please look at the pictures and advise if you think its ok to remove studs... im almost 99% sure but would like more eyes on it to be sure... dont want to end up crushed by my staircase. Sooo, the staricase is suported by two columns that appear to hold the landing and one at the base...
  11. Painting
    Hello all. I took it upon myself to strip a 1930's panelled banister. It has been painted over several tinmes and I wasn't comfortable just painting over again. Of course I started the job without really thinking it through. Anyhow to cut a long story short, I have reached a part of the...
  12. Building & Construction
    I am in the process of finishing my basement and want to open upthe staircase (to the 5th step). The staircase wall does not to appear to loadbearing (see picture). The load bearing wall runs the length of the basement(perpendicular to the floor joists). I wanted to get opinions on how to...
  13. Painting
    Hi, It occurred to me that prior to painting my staircase walls - I will probably have to remove the two long wooden handrails that are screwed to the wall on each side of the staircase which is fine. However, in looking at them, I decided that this area needs as much space as it can get...
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