Horizontal-Railing-by-Milk-and-Honey-Home To build our railing we used four by four posts and two by six boards for the rails. It took a day to build and install, and even before primer and paint, it looked light years better.
Just an idea of how to use a supporting wall and still open a stairwell section. Basement Stair - removing part of the wall and replacing it with spindles and handrail makes the basement feel more like a lower level than a basement.
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