DIY Series – Building a Staircase
Complete instructions on building stairs in your home, or easily adaptable to decks and other outdoor steps and stairs. Learn how to plan, layout, and frame a stairway to meet building codes and provide a safe, comfortable stairway to use. Part of a series on stairways and staircases.
Building a Staircase: How to Install Stair Treads
Thinking of tackling your own staircase project? Wood makes a beautiful staircase and with time, effort, and attention to detail, you can create your own masterpiece. The project is not easy or fast, but the results are well worth the effort.
Installing Posts for a Staircase Balustrade
This is the third article in a series on building staircases. Here we cover the installation of the posts that support the stair rail and balusters. The height is important and careful measuring makes it all work out. Read below to learn how the posts are installed.
Building a Staircase Railing with Balusters
After the tread and post installation, we move on to installing the railings and balusters. The railings by themselves are not that hard, but fitting the balusters and getting everything to line up is a little more difficult. Follow these steps for a successful and good-looking installation.
Add a Landing to Existing Stairs
Learn about adding a stairway landing in the middle of a stair run. This is often used on basement stairs during a basement finishing project, on deck projects, and sometimes on tall stairways in homes with ceilings higher than nine feet.