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How to Install Deck Railings and Balusters

The final steps for completing construction of your deck are followed by seal, stain and enjoy.

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  1. 1. How to Install Crown Molding (00:60)

    Jason Cameron shares quick tips on how to install crown molding.

  2. 2. 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.

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    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  3. 3. Installing Tile Patterns (01:54)

    Here's how to do a style-savvy tile design with a designer look.

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

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

  5. 5. Installing a Rail Cap (00:23)

    Give the rail sections a nice finished look by installing a rail cap.

  6. 6. Deck Dominator (03:28)

    Three pros engage in a duel to see who'll become the DIY deck dominator.

  7. 7. Row House in Washington, DC (03:06)

    A 1919 DC brick row-house gets a new front porch and antique glass panels.

  8. 8. Deck Bench Seat (02:57)

    Step-by-step directions for building a bench seat for a deck.

  9. 9. Beadboard Installation (03:21)

    Hanging beadboard is a snap once you know these tried-and-true techniques.

  10. 10. Installing Deck Railing (01:02)

    Here are the DIY Basics for installing deck railing.

  11. 11. Step 4: Cut and Install Pieces (04:06)

    How to cut and hang the pieces of chair rail.

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

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

  13. 13. Updating Deck Railing

    This DIY Basic will provide tips on updating deck railing.

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  14. 14. How to Fix Creaky, Unstable Stairs

    Home Inspector Rick Yeager explains how to fix creaky, unstable stairs and to secure a safety railing.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  15. 15. Custom Railing (01:00)

    Matt shows how to spice up deck rails in just a few easy steps.

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