Fixed enough

October 13, 2020


The top of our handrail has been loose for who knows how long. It has not been a big deal, because I live here and know not to depend on it, but we had company a while back and I realized that it’s really pretty broken. This weekend, I grabbed a drill and decided to fix it.

Stupidly, I thought I could find where the studs were. Stupid Lauren.

I used a magnet, but wasn’t thinking that it would be lathe and plaster under all that. I made lots and lots of ineffective holes.

After way too many holes, I just stuck anchors in the old holes and called it good. No finished photo, though, because I forgot and now I’m just lazy. Imagine that I did it perfectly and did not put in on crooked.


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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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3 Responses to “Fixed enough”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Great work, Lauren! I’m imagining a perfectly straight and well-mounted railing.

    I think finding wall studs is harder than people make it out to be. Even using those electronic stud-finders has been difficult for me.


  2. Kristi Said on:

    I have NEVER seen a more secure handrail. Well done!


  3. Deborah Said on:

    I agree that finding studs is hard. I’ve had a heck of a time trying to find one in this house. Seriously.


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