Can you install an outdoor stair rail on your new condo and make it usable for indoor use?
It may seem silly, but I recently found that outdoor stair railing installation is actually possible.
A few months ago, I bought a new condo in New York City and had a little help from a friend who was installing some of the stair railing.
Since I needed some additional support to get the railing to sit flush with my living room wall, I contacted the owner of the building and asked him to do some work.
The owner was kind enough to allow me to take his work and give me a tour of his apartment.
Here are some of my favorite things I found inside the new condo.
The stairs can be installed in two ways: Either by using a 3-point galvanized stainless steel screwdriver to push the rails into the wall, or by drilling a hole in the wall to fit the screws.
The screws are installed through a small hole on the back of the wall and will fit into the space between the wall rails.
The first method involves drilling a 3/8-inch hole through the wall where the screwdriver will fit.
Once you’ve drilled the hole, use a small flat head screwdriver (such as the one shown here) to push down on the wall with a metal plate that you’ll put the screws into.
The plate will hold the screws in place and prevent them from rotating as the wall moves.
The second method involves using a piece of galvanized steel.
You’ll need to drill a hole about 1/4-inch wide in the underside of the bottom of the stairs, just above the first floor window.
You can use the galvanized screws to drill holes into the walls themselves.
The holes can be drilled through the ceiling or along the outside edge of the exterior wall.
Now that you’ve got the screws installed, it’s time to attach them to the outside of the house.
I used the small screwdriver attachment method to drill four small holes in the exterior walls, one in each corner.
I attached the screws to the underside and side of the walls.
Here’s the inside of the new unit.
I attached the two pieces of steel to the side of my new unit using the galvanizer.
To keep the unit in place, I used some duct tape to secure the steel to my wall and to the wall behind it.
This is how it looks with the steel screws attached.
To install the second piece of steel, I put the steel screw to the ceiling.
Then I took the steel and screwed it to the inside wall of my condo.
I also added some screws to hold the steel into place so that the steel would not move as the stair ramp moves.
Next, I attached a small metal piece to the edge of my balcony to hold my railing in place.
As you can see, the steel is very secure and doesn’t move as I’m sliding down the stairs.
Lastly, I added a small piece of plastic to the base of my railing to keep the railing from sliding as I slide down the steps.