Deck Steps & Railings

Completed wood deck railing.

Building Handrails for a Wooden Deck

Learn how to build handrails for a wooden deck the easy way, including proper baluster spacing and railing height. Watch this video to find out more.

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Attaching a metal post bracket to a concrete slab.

How to Attach a Wood Post to Concrete

Find out how to attach a wood handrail post securely to concrete using lead shields and a metal post bracket. Watch this video to find out more.

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Danny Lipford on slippery wood steps.

Improving Traction on Outdoor Wood Steps

Outdoor wood steps can become slippery over time. Watch this video to find out how to improve traction on wood steps to reduce the chance of falls.

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Applying a self-adhesive strips to an exterior wood step.

How to Prevent Slips and Falls on Outside Steps

Exterior wood steps can become slippery over time, especially when they’re wet. Watch this video for an easy tip to make them safe.

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Installing spindles in composite porch railing.

Installing Composite Fencing and Railing on the Kuppersmith Project

In addition to the composite decking used on the porch floor of the Kuppersmith Project house renovation, we also installed a low-maintenance composite fencing around the backyard and composite handrails on the back porch. Watch this video to find out more.

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rotten porch railings

How to Repair Rotten Porch Flooring and Railings

Since porch flooring and railings are exposed to the elements, they can rot over time. When repairing or replacing rotten wood on a porch, be sure to use rot resistant materials and paint or stain all sides and ends.

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attaching railing post to deck

How to Attach Railing Posts to Deck Framing

When homeowners and DIYers build a deck, they often fail to attach the railing posts to the deck framing securely. A secure method of attaching railing posts to a deck is to notch the post at the bottom so it fit snugly in the space between the two outer floor joists. Watch this video to find out more.

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making safe outdoor steps

How to Make Outdoor Steps Safe

Falls are the number one cause of injuries around the home, and slippery outdoor wooden stairs can often be the culprit. To make your stairs safer, install abrasive safety strips (available at home centers) to each step. Watch this video to find out more.

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