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    Question Open floor plan stairs

    I recently purchased a house that was built in the 40's with an open floor plan. My problem is that the staircase going to the second floor does not have any railings. I baught newel posts and balusters I would like to install but due to the way the staircase was constructed I would have to cut the newel posts at a 45 deg angle. Any ideas how I could attach these ? I have pictures if it would help understand my problem

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    Default Re: Open floor plan stairs

    Pictures of the staircase and the posts would help.
    Jack
    Be sure you live your life, because you are a long time dead.-Scottish Proverb

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    Default Re: Open floor plan stairs

    as requested here are some pictures. I don't really want to install them in front of the stairs due to very minimal space.
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    Default Re: Open floor plan stairs

    as requested here are some pictures. I don't really want to install them in front of the stairs due to very minimal space.
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    Default Re: Open floor plan stairs

    here is what I would do. take your posts and cut your angle on the bottom so that they will be plumb when installed then mount them on a 1 x 4 then mount your 1 x 4 to the stair runner

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    Default Re: Open floor plan stairs

    Or you could notch them and mount them on the side of the stair stringer.
    Jack
    Be sure you live your life, because you are a long time dead.-Scottish Proverb

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    Default Re: Open floor plan stairs

    When notching, how much can you take away? I have a 4 x 4 maple post made of two 2 x 4s glued together. Can I notch it to 2 x 4. The posts are about 6 feet apart.

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