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Top 75 Rails Projects

  1. 1. Step 1: Select a Chair Rail (00:27)

    How to choose the proper style and size chair rail for a room.

  2. 2. Rustic Game Room (20:01)

    This Texas bonus room is a huge storage area..and it's dingy and dark.

  3. 3. Installing Siding (00:60)

    John DeSilvia shares practical advice on installing siding.

  4. 4. Step 2: Determine Height (01:11)

    How to determine the height at which to install a chair rail.

  5. 5. Fancy Flights of Stairs

    The experts at DIYNetwork.com share photos of stylish and functional stairs.

  6. 6. Step 3:Measure Position/Length (00:48)

    How to measure and mark walls for a chair rail.

  7. 7. How to Make a Rope Railing (00:01:00)

    Looking for a railing system that's different? Dean and Derek suggest rope.

  8. 8. How to Remove Rust from Railings

    Learn how to easily remove rust from outdoor railings with these step-by-step instructions.

    Time:
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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  9. 9. Step 4: Cut and Install Pieces (04:06)

    How to cut and hang the pieces of chair rail.

  10. 10. Corner Handrail Posts (02:18)

    Get tips for installing the corner posts and the handrails.

  11. 11. Simple DIY Kitchen Drink Rail (00:01:00)

    Build a simple drink rail in your kitchen for added entertainment space.

  12. 12. 4th Street Front Porch Repairs (00:01:26)

    Nicole repairs the 4th Street house's rotting front porch floor and rails.

  13. 13. Dockside Lobster Bar (03:24)

    This lobster bar deck's cooking and seating island began life as a boat.

  14. 14. How To Restore a Porch Railing

    Learn how to restore a water-damaged original handrail around a porch, with a new beveled bottom rail to keep the water from damaging t...

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1,000 - $2,500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  15. 15. 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...

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    Cost:
    --
    Difficulty:
    Hard
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