Oak Wood Treads Tips & Tricks

Old 11-26-03, 09:10 AM
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Oak Wood Treads Tips & Tricks

I am looking into taking out my carpeted stairs and installed Oak Wood Treads and have a few questions. It seems simple enough seeing as my stairs are boxed in and the ballisters and railings will not have to be removed.

1. Can I just lay the new oak treads on the plywood staircase with construction glue and nails?

2. can I just pine or a less expensive wood for the risers, seeing as I am going to paint them white anyway.

3. Where can I get angled treads for the larger steps that make the turns on the staircase ?
Old 11-29-03, 09:01 AM
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Const glue and screws are better, less likely to squeak. You can get a countersink/plug cutter set from better HW stores.

I did the risers once with 1/4" ply since it's not structural it does not matter and I wanted to limit the thickness.

If the angled treads (winders) are much wider than normal treads they are usually done with flooring. If yours are not a lot wider, then you may have to make the treads. A carpenter could do this for you (treads are laminated).

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