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October 14, 2016
In this episode, host and managing editor Justin Fink talks with editor in chief Rob Yagid and design editor Brian Pontolilo about Trimming Curved Stairs, Soundproofing, and Air-Sealing Drywall. The…
October 7, 2016
The truth behind how a builder looks at the drawings.
September 14, 2016
Several years ago, I decided to upgrade my carpeted stairs to wood to match the rest of my flooring. I wanted white risers but didn’t want to deal with keeping…
July 6, 2016
Simple calculations make for a much more accurate spacing method
May 16, 2016
Rebuilding these stairs in place preserved a finished ceiling below but added other challenges
March 30, 2016
Learn how to properly install stair stringer hangers
March 6, 2016
The ideal stair stringers balance strength, durability, and ease of assembly
January 6, 2016
These intricate, custom railings that lead to a spacious wine cellar in a private residence were designed and created by metal artist and blacksmith Scott Lankton. Each hand-chiseled leaf and…
Q: I’m building stairs on a new deck and want to clarify if the building code requires a handrail. There will be two 11-in.-wide treads and three 7-1/2-in. risers. I’ve read…
September 16, 2015
I once had to replace a number of balusters in a cedar railing. The challenge was to do it without having to take apart the entire railing section to insert…
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