Step 2: Trim the Brackets to Fit

trim the brackets to fit
Photo: Ryan Benyi
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Trim the brackets to fit with a miter saw, using the pencil marks as a guide. We cut the top, horizontal leg at a 45-degree angle to match the scotia, but you can also leave it square.
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    Tools List

    • Sanding Sponge
      Medium-grit sanding sponge
    • painter's tool
      Painter's 5-in-1 tool
    • miter saw
      Miter saw
    • caulk gun
      Caulk gun
    • pneumatic brad nailer
      Pneumatic nail gun
    • 3-inch wide paint brush
      Paintbrush

    Shopping List

    1. Decorative stair wood brackets

    2. -inch pneumatic brad nails3. Adhesive caulk

    4. Primer and paint