Deck Steps & Railings

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How to Build Outdoor Stairs

Read this article for advice on building outdoor staircases.

How to Build Wooden Porch Steps

Construct a set of steps to or from your deck out of wood by following this simple process.

How to Carpet Stairs

Knowing how to carpet stairs is a useful skill and one that will save you money when you need to re-carpet

How to Install a Custom Vinyl Porch Railing

Might as well make it exactly what you want it to be.

Remarkable Redwood Railings

A curved redwood railing ornaments a semi-circular redwood deck. Post/columns are hollow redwood boxes

How to Make a Metal Hand Rail

With the right materials, add this safety feature yourself.

Common Problems with Attic Stairs

Attic stairs provide the most convenient and sensible way to access attic space above your home.

Vinyl Porch Railings: Making Post Trim Skirts

Railings will withstand weather better if they have a trim.

How to Replace Wood Balusters with Wrought Iron

It's a classic, elegant way to update your home.

Install a Vinyl Deck Railing in 4 Steps

Vinyl deck railing is low maintenance and comes in many styles.

Install Cable Deck Railings in 7 Steps

Deck railing cable lends a rugged look to your deck.

Creating Wrap-Around Deck Stairs

A wrap-around deck may have more than one set of stairs.

Porch Steps: Wood, Concrete, or Stone?

Porch steps are needed to reach the doorways of most houses.

How to Repair a Rotting Porch Railing

Replacing it is always an option, but if you have a small area of rot on your porch railing there may be another solution.

Attach Stair Stringers: Tips and Mistakes to Avoid

The stringer offers support to the entire staircase.

Tips for Spacing Staircase Balusters

How to space safe, up-to-code stairs in 6 simple steps.

Styling Your Deck Fence - Stain Ideas

Choosing a deck fence stain can be a little bewildering. There are many different types and names for

Outdoor Staircase: Things to Consider When Building

When beginning an outdoor staircase building project, there are several considerations to think about

Step Deck Lighting: Transform Your Porch

Ensure that your deck is safe for visitors after dark with step deck lighting. Step deck lighting will

How To Re-Cover an Outdoor Staircase

An outdoor staircase receives a great deal of wear and tear due to exposure to the elements over the

Setting Up A Sturdy Handrail

You should always have a handrail on your deck steps to prevent accidents and improve overall safety.

How To Build Deck Stairs

Although building deck stairs sounds like a complicated and time consuming endeavor, when properly planned

Buying the Right Stair Stringers

Buying the right set of stair stringers for your front porch, deck, or patio is integral to the overall

How to Build a Deck Railing

A well-built, sturdy deck railing is essential to the safety of those who will enjoy and use your new

Constructing Durable Stair Stringers

Stair stringers refer to stairs constructed from structural lumber that are supported by 2 or 3 diagonal

Building Portable Steps

There are many reasons you may want to consider creating your own portable steps. You may want them for

Choosing Porch Railing Types

When choosing porch railing you have many choices in terms of material. You will want to consider durability,

How To Make Porch Railing

Porch railing is often the final piece that turns a new porch project into a finished outdoor room.

How To Remove Porch Railing

Porch railing provides protection against falling or slipping off a deck or porch. Railing is naturally

How To Install Porch Railing

Building a porch railing is a way to enclose your porch and prevent guests or small children from falling

Installing Stair Treads: Step-By-Step Instructions

While a slick or slippery staircase can lead to serious injury, stair treads can help reduce the likelihood

How to Measure and Cut Iron Porch Railing

Whether you're replacing an old wooden porch railing, vinyl porch railing, aluminum porch railing or

How To Salvage Old Porch Railing

A porch railing is the finishing touch on an exterior veranda. If you have an older house wth existing

Installing Vinyl Stair Treads

Vinyl stair treads are often installed to create a surface on the stairs that will prevent slips and

How to Repair Deck Stairs

Deck stairs carry more traffic than any other part of the deck so they are often the first to feel the

Installing Curved Deck Steps

There are several different methods for installing curved deck steps. Some involve purchasing kits or

Replace Deck Stairs in 9 Steps

Building deck stairs is quite a simple job. Replacing them is even simpler because you have a template

Deck Stairs: 2 Types

Although deck stairs seem to come in many different styles there are basically only two types in common

Deck Railing Plans, Cost and Design

A deck will always be incomplete without a railing, so for this reason it is important to lay out deck

Deck Stair Railing Construction

When you install deck stair railing, you add both aesthetic value and safety to your home. However, if

Deck Railing Height Advice

The deck railing height is one of the most important considerations in deck construction. It is a decision

Cable Deck Railing Pros and Cons

Your deck design should include plans for deck railings as well as well as dimensions and a list of materials.

Wood, Vinyl or Metal Deck Railings?

Decking has become an increasingly popular garden addition in recent years and many homeowners finish

Should You Add a Glass Railing to Your Deck?

Using glass railing is becoming an increasingly popular way of accessorizing the home’s deck or

Metal Deck Railing Installation in 6 Steps

Everyone loves enjoying the outdoors from the comfort of an attached deck, and using metal deck railing