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Access Unused Attic Space

The DIY to the Rescue crew teaches you how to build stairs to access unused attic space.

  • Time

  • Price Range

  • Easy/Moderate

    Moderate

Don and Sally Lighter were stumped by the narrow space and lack of headroom. Their only attic access was a strange ladder neither of them felt safe using. The DIY to the Rescue crew teaches the Lighters a little stair anatomy and the basic math involved in designing a staircase with multiple landings.

Create more usable space.

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  • Time

    Under Half Day

  • Price Range

    $100 - $250

  • Easy/Moderate

    Moderate

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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  • Time

    Day

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Easy/Moderate

    Moderate

How to Create and Install Stringers, Risers and Treads

The DIY to the Rescue crew shows one family how to build and install stringers, risers and treads.

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