These This Old House videos showcase all of our stair projects, how-tos, and designs.
This Quick Tip Will Help You Space Balusters Evenly
General contractor Tom Silva shows host Kevin O’Connor a quick, simple trick for spacing balusters evenly, and it doesn’t even require math.
How to Repair a Dog-Chewed Newel Post
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva explains how to bring a gnawed newel post back to its original splendor.
How to Paint Outdoor Railings
Painter Mauro Henrique paints an outdoor railing that Nathan just built to match the original railing around a homeowner’s deck.
How to Build a Deck Railing
Carpenter Nathan Gilbert builds and installs a railing for deck stairs that will match the original railing around the rest of the deck.
How to Refinish Worn Out Stair Treads
In this edition of DIY Smarts, Ask This Old House carpenter Nathan Gilbert demonstrates how to refinish stair treads.
How to Update Stair Treads and Risers
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva teaches a homeowner how to replace split-level stair treads in his mid-century modern home.
How to Connect Stair Railing Parts
Most staircase railings come from stock pieces found at many home centers that can easily be connected by a homeowner. Tom Silva explains the best way to ensure a strong connection between each part.
How to Fix a Loose Stair Rail End Cap
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva fixes an end cap on a stair railing that keeps coming loose.
Open House | Dangerous Staircases
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva analyzes a staircase that is not to code for prospective homebuyers.
How to Build a Chippendale Railing
Kevin O’Connor and Jeff Sweenor demonstrate how to assemble and install a Chippendale railing for the Rhode Island Beach House
Idea House 2017 | Chippendale Railing
Check out this timelapse of details from our beach house in Rhode Island
How to Build Porch Stairs
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva builds a safe and solid set of porch stairs.
How to Replace a Pull-Down Attic Staircase
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva removes an old attic staircase and replaces it with a new one.
How to Replace a Stair Railing
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares some tricks for installing a new, sturdy staircase balustrade.
How to Build Granite Porch Stairs
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows how to create durable, beautiful stone steps
How to Repair a Wobbly Newel Post
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to stabilize an unsteady staircase post
How to Install a Stair Runner
Use a stock runner (or two) to add a splash of color and cushiony comfort to bare wood stairs.
How to Repair a Broken Wooden Stair Tread
A cracked or broken stair tread can lead to someone tripping and falling. This Old House general contractor Tom Silva reveals his quick fix for cracked wooden steps.
How to Repair a Loose Newel Post
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to bolster a wobbly post with a single screw
Installing Attic Stairs
In this video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to make attic stairs safe and sturdy
How to Repair a Baluster
In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva mends a busted baluster.
How to Install Attic Stairs
Step-by-step instructions to help you install folding attic stairs for easier access to your attic.
How to Add Headroom to a Stairway
In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva corrects a heading-bumping staircase.
How to Install a Stair Handrail
In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva installs a staircase handrail.