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D.I.Y. front stairs project

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D.I.Y. front stairs project

Bought some used stair rails from Gumtree and cut them down to size.


Cleaned them up with a wire brush and welded on some brackets.


A coat of primer before 2 coats of gloss enamel.  



Bolted and concreted into place. 



Marked, drilled and test fitted the treads before removing and painting.



Painted with a met roller using Dulux Weathershield low sheen and now ready to fit.


Assistance on hand with smaller fingers for the bolts.


Stairs done. 



Next is the handrail. 

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Re: D.I.Y. front stairs project

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @PaulR. It's a pleasure to have you join us, and many thanks for sharing your project.


Those are some solid-looking stair rails that I trust will survive the test of time. You and your helper have done a fantastic job putting these stairs together. How are you going to construct the handrail?


I look forward to following along with the rest of your project and can't wait to see it finished. Please let us know if you need any assistance or have questions.


Well done.




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Re: D.I.Y. front stairs project

Hello @PaulR 


Welcome to Bunnings Workshop. That is fantastic repurposing! Nothing like giving those rails a second life. I strongly suggest to put a heavy coat of rust primer and all purpose steel paint at the bottom of the rail to give the rails an extra long life while exposed to the elements. What kind of welding equipment did you use?




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Re: D.I.Y. front stairs project

Yeah I used Rust Guard primer and two coats of gloss enamel over the top of it. The stairs are under the eaves so won’t see a lot of weather.


Welding was done with a mig.

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