Tips on embedding rocks in wood steps

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Tips on embedding rocks in wood steps

I am looking for any tips anyone May have in the best methods of embedding some natural marble rocks in these steps from the patio to the back door. I want the steps to be removable if I need the space or need to access the patio underneath for repair so how do I secure them to the steps upside down and be able to flip them and still hold on place while ensuring the impact of people stepping on them? Any tips greatly appreciated.

 
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Old 09-18-16, 12:28 PM
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Embedding rocks in wood steps is a first for me. Sounds like you'd need a router to cut the recess for the stone. I checked out a few blog sites where members were claiming what a great idea it was but no one actually mentioned how they did it or would attempt it.

I see you tried to post a picture. It didn't make it. http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...-pictures.html
 
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Did't work from my phone for some reason. This should go through.
 
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Are you embedding the rock into the steps, or embedding the steps into the wood?? What you show indicates you have rock that you want to surround with steps. If the rock is not flat it will be a trip factor.
 
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You're setting the steps over rocks that are in the ground ?
 
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Here's the idea. The rocks are loose and I have to figure how to secure them as the rest on the patio under these steps. I'm not worries about them being a trip hazard.

 
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You'd have to install/secure the rocks from below. I would be concerned about it being a trip hazard!!
 
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Why on earth would you do this?
 
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I don't understand this concept...
What are the cut-outs in the stair treads for?

- To undermount a rock to the bottom of the treads so you can see it?
- To provide a "window" to look down?

I have no clue.
 
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You could glue them in place with some construction adhesive. I have had very good results this this one http://www.homedepot.com/p/Liquid-Na...2000/206736831 Very strong!
 

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Just a silly idea that's not going to work!
There is no foam as you have suggested on other sites that's going to hold the stones in place.
There is no glue that's going to keep the stones attached to the wood once it's stepped on.
Think for some reason you need future access under the deck make another access.
 
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