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How to Create an Under Stairs Alcove

By opening up a wall beneath a stairway, homeowners can create useful space where there was none. This project shows how to build an under stairs alcove with bench seat.

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  • 2x4 boards
  • 1/2" plywood
  • 1x2 boards
  • beadboard
  • joint compound


  • tape measure
  • framing square
  • circular saw
  • reciprocating saw
  • chalk line
  • hammer



  • Hand tools from Klein Tools
  • Reciprocating saw, jigsaw and screw gun from Porter-Cable Corporation
  • Miter saw from Delta Tools