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How to Increase Stairway Clearance

Many older houses have low stairway clearance, and this one threatens to knock out the homeowner as he heads to the basement. General contractor Tom Silva cuts back stair treads to solve the problem.

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Materials

  • metal plates for stair stringers
  • metal timber hangers
  • nails
  • boards

Tools

  • measuring tape
  • crowbar
  • reciprocating saw
  • framing square
  • marker
  • circular saw
  • hand saw
  • hammer

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