Baseboard trim for stairway


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Old 04-17-21, 08:25 AM
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Baseboard trim for stairway

Remodeling left a gap between our closed stringers and the drywall over our hardwood stairs. Presumably we should cover the gap with baseboard, but it will look odd, as the treads and risers are acacia, the stringers are painted, and the baseboard at the landings is poly-finished knotty alder (see photos). Should we just repaint the stringers or is there a better solution?

Without baseboard

With upstairs baseboard

With baseboard over stringer
 
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Old 04-17-21, 08:54 AM
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Have you thought about white baseboard for the stairs (matching the white side boards of the stairs and the walls), then transition to what you showed in the photos for the flat area ?
 
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Old 04-17-21, 09:01 AM
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No reason to use a 4" baseboard to cover a 1/2" gap. I would end the stained baseboard at the nosing (returning it back to the wall like it is turning a 90 degree corner) and just put a small white trim on top of the white staircase skirting. Like a 3/4" quarter round, or a door stop moulding.
 
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Door stop was my first thought.
 
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Old 04-17-21, 01:56 PM
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Great suggestions, thanks all.
 
 

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