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Tip on turning the unused space under a basement stairway into large storage shelves for lumber, etc.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #95 Sep 2002 pg. 90

Ten easy-to-build projects that provide storage space. Includes a basement stair enclosure that has a storage cabinet built under the lowest part of the stairs.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1974 (v.52#5) pg. 12

Basement views. How to install a greenhouse window in a basement window. Part 1. How to excavate a large window well and line it with timbers. Insert tells how to enlarge a basement window into a door.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1992 (v.15#8) pg. 44

Photographs illustrate the step-by-step installation of a metal outdoor entry cover to a basement to replace an existing wooden outdoor stairway cover.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #97 Apr 1967 (v.17#2) pg. 52

How to beautify basement stairs. Includes the use of wall paneling and installation of a landing area with turned balusters along one side of the stairs and the landing. A storage area is enclosed beneath the stairs.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #150 Jan 1974 (v.24#1) pg. 48

How to install an outside stairway to a basement. Tips on planning, excavation, masonry work and installing the doors.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #179 Mar 1977 (v.27#2) pg. 56

How to add an exterior door to your basement. The entire process is described and illustrated.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #238 Apr 1983 (v.33#4) pg. 90

Photos and illustrations detail the planing and construction of a new stairway to a basement where one did not exist originally.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #269 May-Jun 1986 (v.36#5) pg. 87
Added Info FAMILY HANDYMAN #277 Mar 1987 (v.37#3) pg. 112

Upgrade an unsafe basement stairway. Adding a handrail, risers, reinforcement, etc.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #289 May-Jun 1988 (v.38#5) pg. 82

Basement exit (egress) windows. The importance of having an emergency exit from a basement. How to select and retrofit a window to serve the purpose. Also looks at window well design and construction options.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #309 Jun 1990 (v.40#6) pg. 42

Tips on installing an escape window in a basement bedroom.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #332 Oct 1992 (v.42#9) pg. 11

Safety regulations involving basement bedroom windows and window wells summarized.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #370 Jul-Aug 1996 (v.46#7) pg. 10

Tips on cutting an opening for a door in an existing poured-concrete wall.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #41 Aug-Sep 1987 pg. 10

Cutting out basic stairs. A straight run of basement steps provides a useful lesson in calculating rise and run, and in cutting stringers.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #100 Feb-Mar 1996 pg. 54
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #102 Apr-May 1996 pg. 8

Installing storage drawers in the open-riser portion of a basement staircase.
FINE WOODWORKING #114 Sep-Oct 1995 pg. 14

How to install an outside entrance to a basement.
HANDY ANDY Feb 1978 (v.2#5) pg. 60

Adding an outside basement entrance using a prebuilt steel door unit.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #485 Oct 1968 (v.64) pg. 86

How to replace basement stairs. Includes instructions for building a replacement set with a landing and right-angle turn at the midpoint.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #614 Jul 1979 (v.75) pg. 58

Rebuilding cellar stairs.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul 1984 (v.12#6) pg. 117

Tip: Fill the outside entrance to a cellar with plastic bags full of leaves during the winter. Serves as insulation and provides fresh leaves for spring compost or mulch.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1981 (v.28#11) pg. 14

Adding an outside entrance to your basement. Uses a steel door and steel step-stringers.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1972 (v.137#4) pg. 144

How to add an outdoor basement entryway to an existing house.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1981 (v.155#6) pg. 117

How to install replacement cellar doors. Tips on installing exterior steel doors on a variety of entryway foundations.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1985 (v.162#3) pg. 54

Installing an egress window for a basement bedroom.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1998 (v.175#6) pg. 126

Floating design for basement stairs.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1963 (v.183#3) pg. 123

Face lift for basement stairs.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1980 (v.217#3) pg. 103

How to install a precast concrete stairwell and steel bulkhead to provide direct access to a basement from out of doors.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Dec 1989-Jan 1990 (v.4#9) pg. 62

Under stair storage. Enclose an open basement stairway and install concealed storage and a cedar closet.
WORKBENCH Aug-Sep 1992 (v.48#4) pg. 36