March 7, 2017
With just a little guidance, student craftsman produces a professional-looking stair finish.
February 14, 2017
Using translucent materials for the backsplash makes this space more open and inviting.
January 23, 2017
If you can solve the geometry, spacing, and proportions of the balustrade along the rise and run of the stair, then the design for a level balustrade is a piece of cake.
January 6, 2017
Brian, Rob, and Justin are amazed at builder Mike Guertin’s clever trick for tackling the cheek wall of a cross gable.
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…
August 4, 2016
As the rise goes down, the run needs to go up correspondingly, or vice versa.
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…
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