Hi! My Mom and Dad live in house that had an attached 4 car garage on it. 12 years ago, they remodelled half of the garage into a large family room and the other half into a shop/storage/crafting area. The entry from the house into the new family room basically was just the removal of a large section of the wall next to the original garage entry door and making an alcove of sorts there...anyway, about a 6 foot entry. The problem was that there were 3 steps down to the floor of the garage, but they just put 3 long stairs there, no problem right? Well, They're older now and very unsteady at times and their current situation has them travelling these stairs several times a day and they have NO HANDRAIL! Dad has fallen a time or 2...no serious injuries...YET... Mom is having a major back surgery on Friday and I'm going down there for a few days (400 miles from here). My brother is also coming down from PA. Sooooo... I got the idea that we should install a nice stair rail for their safety. Tonight I went to Lowes and bought the oak rail, the ballisters and the posts. I think I can do it (I've built a house), but all the rail I've ever put on stairs was just wall rail which only involves brackets. This will be a free-standing rail. The floor at the bottom is concrete with laminate over that, so the bottom post will only stand on the floor and be lag-screwed into the first riser. If someone could refer me to a step-by-step guide or give me the proper sequence of work, I'd appreciate it...I've got all the tools, but hardware suggestions would be welcome...also ballister attachment...glue only or finishing nailer?