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Video Series: Install a Stair Rail

Constructing attractive, safe, and code-compliant staircase handrails takes careful planning, but is a task that anyone with basic carpentry skills and a well thought-out plan can tackle.

Length: 2:17
Produced By: John Ross

In this video series, finish carpenter Chris Whalen shows us how to fix this staircase's major aesthetic and safety flaws, demonstrates what should have been done the first time, and shares a few nifty tricks for fixing some really bad blunders.

Videos in this members-only series:

  • Newel-Post Installation and Tune Up
  • Installing a Guardrail and Baluster Assembly
  • Stair Balustrade Installation, Part 1
  • Stair Balustrade Installation, Part 2
  • Retrofitting a Skirt Board