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Install a Cable-and-Rail Stairway

Weekend Handyman host Paul Ryan demonstrates how to take out a knee wall, repair the damaged floor and wall, and install an urban style cable-and-rail system that will keep the space open.

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    Hard

Do you want to give your home a more open feeling? Why not open up an enclosed stairway? Use these projects to take out a half wall, repair the damaged floor and wall, and install an urban style rail system that will open up the space.

Give your home a contemporary look.

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    Weekend

  • Price Range

    $250 - $500

  • Easy/Moderate

    Moderate to Hard

How to Demolish a Knee Wall and Patch the Area

DIY's Weekend Handyman host Paul Ryan demonstrates how to take out a knee wall and patch the area in order to install a new contemporary metal and cable railing.

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    Several Weekends

  • Price Range

    $2,500 - $5,000

  • Easy/Moderate

    Hard

How to Install a Cable-and-Rail Framing System

Weekend Handyman host Paul Ryan demonstrates how to install a metal cable-and-rail framing system after removing an old knee wall.

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