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How to Expand a Trapdoor for Installing Stairs

Begin a trapdoor construction process by framing out the trapdoor opening to make space for the stairs. These step-by-step instructions...

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Top 100 Stairs Projects

  1. 1. Tips for Flooring and Stairs

    DIY Network offers a variety of tips for installing and maintaining your floors and stairs.

  2. 2. Blog Cabin 2011: Landing Tour

    The stair landing at Blog Cabin 2011 showcases heart pine flooring and staircase elements from the home’s original railing. Visit...

  3. 3. Modern Staircase (01:00)

    Matt shows how to give an old staircase a modern facelift.

  4. 4. Stone Steps, sponsored (01:00)

    A DIY Basic about creating safe and attractive limestone slab steps.

  5. 5. How to Install Trapdoor Stairs

    These basic step-by-step instructions demonstrate how to frame a trapdoor opening and install stairs leading into the attic.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  6. 6. Rustic Game Room (20:01)

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

  7. 7. Modern Staircase (01:00)

    Matt shows how to give an old staircase a modern facelift.

  8. 8. Design and Demolition (00:06:33)

    Learn a great way to take advantage of the space under the stairs.

  9. 9. How to Install Stair Stringers (01:14)

    Jeff Wilson explains what you need to know about installing stringers.

  10. 10. How to Create Attic Storage

    These instructions demonstrate how to add more storage space in an unused attic by installing pull-down stairs and plywood flooring.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  11. 11. 13 Elegant Iron Staircases

    DIY Network shares images of iron staircases to enhance any style of home.

  12. 12. Installing a Carpet Runner (01:00)

    A carpet runner can protect your hardwood stairs and your family.

  13. 13. How to Build a Deck Staircase

    With the flooring in place, you can build the staircase for your deck.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  14. 14. The Drawer Under the Stairs (01:00)

    Access wasted space under the stairs by building a handy pull-out drawer.

  15. 15. Treetop Den (03:54)

    The crew demos a rickety old deck and replaces it with a treetop-level den.

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