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Ken Reis

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A Craftsman-Style Newel and Railing A Craftsman-Style Newel and Railing

This unique newel and railing system was custom built on site from stock parts. Read more

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Installing Housed Treads and Risers Installing Housed Treads and Risers

Shims and adhesive lock the parts together into a squeak-free unit. Read more

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Fast Box Newel - Fewer Nail Holes Fast Box Newel - Fewer Nail Holes

This carpenter-friendly design eliminates most of the nail holes. Read more

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Installing Over-the-Post Handrailing Installing Over-the-Post Handrailing

Correctly installed over-the-post handrails look great, but there's nothing worse than a botched job. A veteran installer describes the cutting and layout tips that help him create tight joints and smooth curves every time. Read more

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Building Squeak-Free Stairs

A stair builder shows how to scribe and install finish skirts, treads, and risers. Read more

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