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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. Building and Installing Steps (01:35)

    Jason tells how to build and install concrete, wood and brick steps.

  4. 4. Garage Attic Access Installed (00:01:58)

    Rob and crew install a telescoping staircase to gain garage attic access.

  5. 5. Interior Demolition Overview (00:01:32)

    Here is a visual overview of the interior demolition process in a remodel.

  6. 6. Tiling a Foyer: How to Tile Stair Risers

    Host Paul Wilson shows how to install tiles to stair risers in a foyer.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  7. 7. How to Install Stair Stringers (01:14)

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

  8. 8. How To Build a Front Porch Railing

    Learn how to make a railing out of natural branches.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  9. 9. How to Create an Under Stairs Alcove

    By opening up a wall beneath a stairway, homeowners can create useful space where there was none. This project shows how to build an un...

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  10. 10. Deck Face-Lift and Staircase (07:26)

    Update a deck with safer railing and a new staircase down to the yard.

  11. 11. Elegant Entertaining Space (03:58)

    Homeowners who love to entertain need an area for when friends stop by.

  12. 12. Building a Stairway Landing (01:14)

    Build the landing for the stairs with these in-depth instructions.

  13. 13. How to Install Hardwood Stairs

    Once you have installed stairs, you can finish them by adding hardwood. Learn how to install hardwood stairs with these easy step-by-st...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  14. 14. Treetop Den (03:54)

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

  15. 15. 7 Staircases Painted to Perfection

    DIY Network shows you how to paint your staircase for an easy way to personalize your space.

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