Finishing basement stairways is one of the most popular DIY projects around these days.
In fact, there are currently over 500 basement stairs projects available online, but it can take you up to three months to complete.
For those of you who are new to the hobby, here are the steps to follow if you want to finish a basement staircase:1.
Take some time to plan out your basement stairs layout.
This is the first step to finishing your basement stairway.
If you have a large basement, you may need to cut the length of your staircase to make room for it.
If not, cut it to the length you need for your layout.2.
Start by cutting the top and bottom sections of your stairs.
This can be done at your local hardware store, online, or by cutting your stairs from a length of lumber.
You may have to cut your stairs a few inches longer than the rest of your basement.3.
Cut the lower sections of the stairs, like the bottom section of the steps you will be building.
It is important that you cut the entire lower section, not just the top section.4.
Using the same lengths of lumber as your floor, you can cut the bottom sections from a few lengths of plywood.
This will help you keep your basement floors clean and neat.5.
You will be adding new wood to your basement flooring, so make sure to keep the size of the pieces as small as possible.
You can cut these pieces from the same length of wood you used to build the lower stairways.6.
Make sure to mark the exact length of the lower stairs, and the width of the upper stairs.7.
You should start by adding a piece of flooring that will hold the top of the staircase.
It can be any kind of wood, like a boxwood, an acacia, or a wood pallet.8.
Start your staircase by laying down a thick piece of ply wood, such as a 6-foot-wide piece of pallet wood.
Lay it flat on the floor, and add a layer of wood around the bottom edge of the plywood, which will be the upper section of your stairway’s top.
If possible, you should also add a piece or two of ceiling railings, or other flooring you plan to add to your staircase.9.
Once you have your plywood flooring ready to go, add your next layer of your flooring.
The plywood should sit flush against the ground.
Once it is flush with the ground, the next step is to add the next layer, adding the bottom and upper sections.10.
Continue this process until you have the finished basement stairs.
You could finish your basement by adding additional stairs to the basement or building more stairs from the bottom up.
This takes some time, so be patient.
Once you have finished building a basement stairwell, you will want to trim the remaining wood and remove the remaining pieces.
You might be able to add a few more pieces to your stairs to make the entire staircase a bit more vertical, and you can even add a new section to the stairs to add more length to the staircase itself.
To finish the stairs on your own, you could cut the stairs and trim them at home.
Just remember to be careful about cutting the stairs up too much!
You can use the stairs as your base for your next basement staircase, which can be a fun, DIY project.
For example, you might decide to build a staircase from the basement to your living room.
This would require a new basement stairs, as well as a new top section for your stairs, but the basement stairs would still be an interesting option.
The only downside to this is that you may have more work to do when you build your next staircase, and that’s a big plus!