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More stories about Staircases

  • Fine Foambuilding

    After supplier quotes for the 1,000 ornamental balusters in a planned luxury home’s porch railings came in at $150 apiece, BOJ Construction of Boston decided to look elsewhere — namely in-house.

  • Hidden Hatch

    Unwilling to sacrifice floor space to a standard stairwell in an already compact floor plan, architect Richard Morongell designed and built this custom hatch cover.

  • Using Bending Rail

    Laminating a curved stair rail takes sturdy forms and a lot of clamps.

  • Building a Curved Stairway

    Simple framed walls support the treads and act as forms for bending the rails and stringers.

  • Period Kitchen Remodel

    Vintage details and clever reorganization help an updated space blend into an old home.

  • Coping Trim With a Grinder

    A high-quality angle grinder makes quick work of intricate copes in hardwood crown.

  • Installing Cable Railing

    With a couple of specialty tools, you can offer this sleek look to your high-end customers.

  • Toolbox

    Festool RO 150 FEQ 6-inch Rotex sander; two ladder-levelers; remodeling; chain saws

  • Squeak-Free Stairs With Pocket-Hole Screws

    On a new-construction job it's a good idea to give the drywallers a heads up; they can cut the pieces that go on the bottom of the stringers and set them aside for installation after the stairs are finished.

  • Letters

    License decision judged unfair; cheap fix for plywood paneling; deck-ledger brackets; more