Installing Stair Handrails and Balusters

Project: Lifespan House, Episode 12, Part 3



Workers are installing a new living room floor, made from reclaimed lumber, which is gathered from old buildings and torn-down houses. On the porch, new handmade lanterns, designed by Charleston craftsman John Gantt, are going up. Also, new Whirlpool Energy Star appliances are being installed.
Part 1: Installing a Reclaimed Heart Pine Floor
Part 2: Installing Stair Handrails and Balusters
As contractors install the stair railing and balusters, carpenter Bob Ryley describes the techniques, and the various checks and balances, used to make sure the posts are level and centered.
Part 3: Reviewing the Interior Design Upstairs
Bob Vila heads to the Low Country: Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Steeped in tradition, this historic suburb of Charleston is the scene, not only of a remarkable new home, but of a remarkable transformation in suburban living at the developing community of I'On.

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