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Add Style and Safety to a Staircase

These step-by-step projects will show you how to install an elegant carpet runner and freshly painted balusters.

Materials

  • 2x4 boards
  • balusters
  • carpet pad
  • paint
  • wood glue
  • staples
  • carpet runner
  • stays

Tools

  • chop saw
  • dust mask
  • gloves
  • pencil
  • screwdriver
  • spade bit
  • drill
  • drill bits
  • hammer
  • miter saw
  • reciprocating saw
  • staple gun
  • tape measure
  • safety goggles
  • drill driver
  • hand stapler
  • ladders
  • pneumatic stapler
  • knee kicker
  • stair tool
  • paint sprayer

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