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How to Install Trapdoor Stairs

These basic step-by-step instructions demonstrate how to frame a trapdoor opening and install stairs leading into the attic.

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Materials

  • modular porch system kit
  • 2x6 boards
  • shims
  • galvanized lag screws
  • respirator

Tools

  • safety glasses
  • pry bar
  • hammer
  • circular saw
  • drywall jab saw
  • reciprocating saw
  • impulse nailer
  • utility knife
  • shop vacuum
  • vacuum
  • push broom

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