DIY Network

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.

Materials

  • 2x4 board
  • 3" galvanized screws
  • joint compound
  • drywall
  • 1-lb. box of 3" deck screws

Tools

  • cordless drill
  • gloves
  • safety glasses
  • screw gun
  • hammer
  • level
  • nail set
  • pencil
  • pliers
  • pry bar
  • reciprocating saw
  • tape measure
  • vise
  • wood chisel
  • cable cutters
  • reciprocating saw with fine blade
  • steel tape measure

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