Staircases

Insane Japanese Carpentry
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Insane Japanese Carpentry

Tools and techniques differ by country but are especially different in Japan. More

Japanese Stair Builders in Action
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Japanese Stair Builders in Action

Their tools and methods are far more familiar than those of Japanese framers, but... More

Little Giant Select Step Ladder
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Little Giant Select Step Ladder

This ladder can be used where standard models cannot and is perfect for setting up... More

Bessey TSC4.516 Staircase Clamp
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Bessey TSC4.516 Staircase Clamp

Bessey is known for its strong industrial and shop clamps. More

Bessey TSC4.516 Staircase Clamps
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Bessey TSC4.516 Staircase Clamps

Does the mere thought of your next stair job — all that tightening and loosening... More

Crown Heritage EasAlign Handrail Joiner
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Crown Heritage EasAlign Handrail Joiner

Joining stair handrail sections requires painstaking fitting and fastening, but... More

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19 Steps to Site-Built Stairs

Most of the custom homes I build have two stories and therefore require a set of stairs, and, except for a wrought iron spiral job, every staircase gets built on site. To make it easy to remember all the nuances of stair framing, I use a three-stage building checklist that helps me stay on track as I go along. The checklist is based on fundamentals that work on all sets of stairs, no matter what style. More

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