Assessing a Staircase
The experts discuss assessing an existing staircase in order to restore it.
Missing staircase parts will either have to be made or found in a recycle shop. Staircase parts can also be purchased from manufacturers assuming the parts match the staircase.
Most damaged staircase parts can be repaired, especially where the wood will be painted. Stained and varnished wood may also be repaired with greater difficulty and wood-grain matching skills.
Cleaning and conditioning varnished surfaces will often restore the finish on a wooden staircase. Painted surfaces may be cleaned, lightly sanded and repainted. This is the preferred method, as it will save the historic patina of the original surface. You can also restore the finish by stripping and refinishing varnished and painted surfaces. Sometimes the poor condition of the finish may require this method. However, this method is much more time consuming.
How to Cut and Grout Kitchen Tile for Electrical Receptors
Host Paul Wilson shows how to cut kitchen tile for electrical receptors and gives grouting tips.
Organizing Small Items in a Workshop
The most difficult items to keep organized are usually the ones that are smallest and most plentiful. Organize small items in a home workshop with these helpful tips and tools.
Unclutter Your Home Office
Straighten up your work space with ease
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Learn about several plant varieties and the planting information for each zone.
Full-Tilt Half Baths
Put a new spin on freshening up with a guest bathroom redo. Five petite retreats with punch display dramatic color, texture, and tile for big impact in a small space.
Basic Flashlights and Work Lights
There are various types of flashlights and work lights available, and this guide makes it easy to choose the necessary lights for any workshop.
Frame by Frame: One-Story vs. Two-Story Framing
DIY Network offers information on the differences and similarities between framing a single-story home and a two-story home.
5 Ways to Simplify Your Kitchen
A trio of experts weighs in on the steps you need to take to create a structured, stress-free kitchen.
Choose the Right Toilet for Your Bathroom
Size, height and function all play a role in selecting a toilet for a new bathroom. These tips will help you find the right commode for your family.
How to Landscape a Sloping Backyard
See how the owners of a large townhome have a landscape designer solve the problem of a sloped backyard and a dull front yard.
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