The staircase is often the grand centrepiece of a home and it’s certainly the most complicated piece of carpentry.
Stairs see a lot of heavy traffic and keeping them looking good requires little more than regular dusting, cleaning and vacuuming.
To keep them in good repair, here are a few easy carpentry techniques for balustrades and steps that can save you the cost of calling a tradie.
If you have a squeaky stair that needs silencing, sprinkle talcum powder into the seam at the back between the tread and the riser.
You’ll need to apply it again when the powder works its way out of the joint. Powdered graphite also works or just scrape the lead of a pencil.