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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.

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Top 100 Stairs Projects

  1. 1. The Drawer Under the Stairs (01:00)

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

  2. 2. Installing Carpet on Stairs (05:24)

    Brad Staggs demonstrates how to install carpeting on stairs.

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

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

  4. 4. Stairway Stringer Layout (00:58)

    Fabricate the stairway stringers, the boards that support the stairs.

  5. 5. Tips for Flooring and Stairs

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

  6. 6. Anvil vs. Stairs (02:59)

    Josh repairs stairs damaged by having a 275-pound anvil dropped on them.

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

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

  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. Renovating an Inviting Entry (00:03:10)

    The entry, stairs and stained-glass windows are next up on Nicole's list.

  10. 10. Under Stairs Closet (20:00)

    Create a clever closet space by opening up a wall beneath a stairway.

  11. 11. How To Build Flagstone Stairs

    Learn how to add character to a backyard with a flagstone staircase.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $5,000 - $10,000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  12. 12. Home Childproofing (04:20)

    Step-by-step directions for childproofing your home from top to bottom.

  13. 13. How to Assemble and Install a Staircase

    Learn how to create a staircase with a round pine railing in a log cabin.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1,000 - $2,500
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  14. 14. How to Paint and Install Balusters

    The DIY to the Rescue crew demonstrates how to replace 100 existing balusters with 200 freshly painted balusters spaced closer together...

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  15. 15. 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...

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