November 17, 2016
Site-laminated handrails, flexible skirtboards, and off-angle miters are standard on winding walkways.
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…
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…
November 5, 2014
To ensure level tread cuts and plumb riser cuts on stair stringers, it's crucial to get the layout right. In this "Building Skills" article, senior editor and veteran stairbuilder Andy…
January 19, 2012
In this "Master Carpenter" column, architectural finisher and furniture restorer Peter Gedrys explains the process he used for applying a French polish to a set of mahogany handrails. He began…
November 10, 2011
Raised MDF panels and stock moldings bring this elegant trim detail to the rest of the house
July 14, 2011
Carefully planned skirts and a couple of tricks make trimming stairs an easier job, no matter how bad the framing
March 10, 2011
Freestanding curved stairs are a masterful display of building prowess. After St. Louis builder Joe Hawkins built a set of these stairs for a client, he decided to use the…
March 5, 2009
Don’t even think about tackling these space-saving stairs without a full-scale drawing and a pair of dividers
November 12, 2008
Start with a top-down approach, then choose a shape that lands in a good spot
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