How To Build a Deck | Wood Stairs & Railings (4 of 5)

Watch to learn how to build safe stairs and railing for your deck.

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Difficulty Level: Advanced. Make sure you check local building codes. If you are not 100% confident building a deck, Lowe’s recommends that you hire a professional. Call 1-877-GO-LOWES or to learn more about installation services through Lowe’s.

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27 Replies to “How To Build a Deck | Wood Stairs & Railings (4 of 5)”

  1. you forgot the part where i smash my thumb with a hammer and throw my steel toe boot at the garden shed.

  2. Really should just use either 4×4 or 6×6  post to attach the stringers and let the weight go to the post and not on the deck it self.

  3. Too bad the all wood example of a hand rail doesn't meet most areas building code

  4. 3:44 are those three screws being driven into thin air? The board was not in line with the screws.

  5. I love the cheery music, the no-sweat-slight-grins of the workers, the easy-peasy no-more-than-10-minute steps each phase involved is broken up with…but any realistic situation involving a layman will consist of a week's worth of time (minimum) and plenty of unexpected costs from the homeowner screwing up pieces of wood or breaking their cheap tools, and this is all assuming you glide by any king-shit towny inspector not giving you grief over codes. Adding to this, if you're lucky enough to find a contractor that is at least diligent enough to come by your home to give you an honest quote on the day and time they tell you they'll swing by to give you said quote, you can easily expect it to run well into the thousands. Rightfully so given everything you see in this video, from supplies to experience, not to mention lack of line markings in the ground prior to the dig of the concrete pad (which may or may not have required rebar).

  6. This dudes owe like $30,000 in OSHA fines. No utilities markers, no hard hats, no ear plugs, no safety vest, no work gloves, no safety harness, no cones or caution yellow tape, no flagger, no lunch break or cigarette breaks, no on site psychologists, no random assholes standing around doing nothing, no foremen, etc.

  7. Dear Lowe's: What is the item number of the brackets shown at 4:17 thru 4:21 on the counter for the above video? I'm trying to buy them at my local Lowe's store or online. Thanks!

  8. I need to get the book on how to build a deck, or hire someone to do it for me. That seems to be a little complicated for me.

  9. How did the toe kicks magically end up behind the risers when they were installed after?

  10. If lower had ppl who do this kind of projects on residential houses ?

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