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Staircase Makeover

Use these step-by-step instructions to update your staircase. Learn how to fix creaky stairs and even install a stairway runner.

Materials

  • balusters
  • carpet pad
  • finish nails
  • handrail
  • paint
  • polyurethane
  • screws
  • speed square
  • stain
  • stair treads
  • support brace
  • wood glue
  • wood putty
  • 1/4" lag bolt
  • wood flooring
  • lag bolts
  • spline
  • risers
  • skirt boards
  • newel posts
  • landing tread
  • felt paper
  • carpet runner
  • stays
  • 6" lag screws

Tools

  • sandpaper
  • screwdriver
  • circular saw
  • drill
  • drill bits
  • framing square
  • hammer
  • jigsaw
  • level
  • miter saw
  • nail gun
  • pneumatic finish nailer
  • rubber mallet
  • socket wrench
  • tape measure
  • utility knife
  • 1/8" drill bit
  • rafter angle square
  • tapping block
  • hand stapler
  • pneumatic stapler
  • knee kicker
  • flat pry bar
  • stair tool
  • brad nailer

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