The stair railings consist of 2 x 4 top and bottom rails, 5/4 x 6 rail caps and 2 x 2 balusters. Clamp the 2 x 4 rails along the steps and mark the angles where the rails meet the posts. Attach the two bottom rails between the top and bottom posts with screws. Use a baluster to determine the position of the top rails.
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