Getting back to my ongoing staircase remodel… I already replaced the lower flight of the split-level stair treads, but I couldn’t replace the upper flight before first removing the handrail. So, this next phase of the project called for some orderly demolition. […]
Our last blog post showed how to remove wooden stair treads. This post will show how to install the new treads, which were provided by L.J. Smith Stair Systems.
Okay, back to my ongoing staircase remodel… You’ll see in earlier blog posts that I’ve already stained and finished the new treads and newel posts. Now it’s time to remove the old treads in preparation for the new ones. Although the old treads weren’t the prettiest pieces in the world, I was hoping to salvage […]
Over the weekend, I helped my buddy Mitch mount a new 60″ flat screen to the wall. This was a little trickier than it sounds, because he wanted to hang it over an existing wall nook that was too small for the larger screen. The TV nook built into his wall was originally designed to […]
Day 2 of staining the parts of our new stair system involved a lot of repetitive motion. After the wood stain had completely dried on the stair treads, I coated them all with gloss polyurethane. The poly should be applied in thin, successive coats and allowed to completely dry between coats. Before applying a new […]
I’ve embarked on a new project at my house — stair remodeling. The plan is to replace the treads and a wonky handrail system on our front foyer. I’m using parts and supplies from L.J. Smith Stair Systems, and today I entered phase one of the project: staining the unfinished stair treads. This involved setting […]
(guest post by Anthony Henson) Keeping your car clean is a work that demands time, but if you do it regularly, the results will be worth it. A car also needs maintenance every now and then, to keep its engine parts in optimal condition, and some cleaning sessions, so that it looks presentable. Cleaning […]
Here’s a short video showing how to install Timberchic peel-and-stick planks to create a decorative accent wall.
(guest post by Adrian Brito) You may not realize it, but roof vents are vital for maintaining a healthy roof and for keeping your home’s electric bills under control. We’re going to look at the purpose of roof vents and how they affect your house. What Is The Roof Vent For? Think […]
(guest post by Chris Zeisler) Not every homeowner is a handy person, but with the right resources, you don’t have to be. While some appliance repairs are jobs for professionals, others are simple enough that even homeowners who aren’t mechanically inclined can handle them – especially if they know where to go to look for […]