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How to Remove Overhead Joists and Build Staircase Landings

Host Karl Champley and homeowner Don Lighter work to remove overhead joists safely before building new staircase landings.

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Materials

  • construction adhesive
  • 1-lb. box of 3" deck screws
  • 2x12 boards
  • 2x6 pressure-treated boards
  • 2x4 boards
  • 3/4" plywood

Tools

  • miter saw
  • circular saw
  • hand saw
  • table saw
  • reciprocating saw
  • pry bar
  • hammer
  • framing square
  • measuring tape
  • pencil
  • nail gun
  • drill
  • masonry bit
  • countersink bit
  • level

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