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Replace a stair railing
To upgrade a home with a metal railing on the second floor landing, consider using a new hardwood railing. It's sure to be noticed for its traditional good looks. The project requires some woodworking skills, but the job is made easier using a post-to-post stair system. It is called post-to-post because the handrail runs between the posts, unlike an over-the-post system with handrails running over the newel posts using fittings on the handrail.
By Gene and Katie Hamilton, Tribune Media Services
September 30, 2013