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Other stories by Bruce Abernathy

  • Basic Pattern-Routing for Perfect Tread Returns

    As a full-time stairbuilder, I've learned that I can't always rely on premilled parts, especially when staircases get complicated.

  • Building a Curved Handrail

    Thanks to bending rail, it's not that difficult to form curved handrail sections for a circular staircase on site.

  • Stair-Builder's Tool Kit

    For short cash and a little effort, you’ll save lots of time on your next handrail installation.

  • Q&A: Winder Layout to Code?

    Although code inspections are not routinely done in the rural area where I work, I want to make sure a winder stair I am building to access the upstairs of a storage building meets residential code.