Stair Risers

How To : Use stair threads risers and the MFT by Festool

Home improvement tools and equipments make do-it-yourself enthusiasts' lives easier. Among these tools are the Festool MFT 1080 and saw. Watch this video tutorial to learn how easy it is to use the Festool MFT 1080 in conjunction with the Festool 55 saw to cut threads and rise ...more

How To : Install Laminate Flooring on Stairs

Installing Laminate Flooring on Stairs Laminate flooring can be installed on a flight of stairs, and this process can also be used when installing laminate on a floor and having to drop down a step to a sunken room. I will describe how to prepare and install laminate floorin ...more

How To : Build deck stairs with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to make deck stairs. Steps: 1 Determine the width of each stair tread. 2 Use 4-foot level and tape measure to find the total rise of the staircase. 3 Divide total rise by number of steps to find height of each riser. 4 Set fra ...more

How To : Build makeshift outdoor stairs

In this video, Andy Bell shows different ways of how to build temporary makeshift stairs for use during construction or remodeling projects. He will teach you how you can easily measure your own stringers (the sides of the stairs, that the steps rest on to cut them on your own ...more

How To : Install carpets on stairs

In this video, we learn how to install carpets on stairs. First, install a tack strip along the back edge with a distance between the riser and where you place it. Then, you will place the pad down on the stairs, and then you will place the carpet down. Use trim to cover up th ...more

How To : Build a small deck with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to create a small deck. Steps: 1. Remove siding and inspect plywood sheathing for rot; patch sheathing, if necessary. 2. Cover sheathing with two layers of adhesive-backed flashing. 3. Use galvanized nails to assemble pressure ...more

How To : Add stairway headroom with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how add stairway headroom. Steps: 1 Carefully pry old stair treads from staircase. 2 Use reciprocating saw to cut out the old stair stringers. 3 Cut new notched stringers from 2x12s using a circular saw; finish cuts with handsaw. ...more

How To : Build stairs for decks and porches

In this five-part video, learn the art of stair-making. If your deck or porch needs a new set of steps, why not do it yourself? The StairGuide makes it easy to figure the rise and run of steps, and the nubbier of steps needed for a staircase. Building outdoor staircases is a ...more

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