knotty pine


Old 02-25-09, 12:18 PM
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knotty pine

i am replacing m stairs that lead to the basement. it will be a closed type staircase approx. 36" wide. a carpenter came by and gave me an estimate, stating he would use knotty pine for the entire staircase. is this type of lumber strong enough and/or recommended? if not, would kind of lumber should be used?
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Old 02-25-09, 12:46 PM
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Knotty pine? Thats normally a wall type material. Maybe he meant he will use that on the exposed parts? I don't think there is such a thing as knotty pine for framing. Pine, fir, whitewood, etc..yes.

You need to clarify with the carpenter.
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If he meant he was going to frame in knotty pine, I'm not sure I've heard of that being done. I have seen some nice floors/stairs done in knotty pine though, so if that's what he was referring to I wouldn't really be worried.
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Insist he not use knotty pine to build the stringers. The presence of knots reduces the strength.
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