Stair risers make storage wiser
Stumped for space in my basement shop, I literally stumbled upon a solution. My basement stairs don’t have risers, so I installed drawers in the open spaces below the treads to add storage space. To save some dough, instead of investing in spendy drawer hardware, I ripped 2x4 stock into narrow strips and mounted them to the inside of the staircase as drawer supports.
—Eric Boland, Batavia, N.Y.