Stair tread removal

Reply

  #1  
Old 05-08-09, 09:16 AM
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: KY
Posts: 77
Stair tread removal

Im in the process of finishing my basement. Currently we have carpet on the stairs leading to the basement. I would like to put down some new oak treads. The problem I am having is this. The walls on both sides of the steps were drywalled years ago which means that anywhere between 1 and 2 inches of the original treads are behind the drywall. What would be the best way, if any, to remove the old treads without having to tear into the walls? This is assuming that the old treads are nailed down at each end of the stringers.Thanks
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 05-08-09, 05:29 PM
chandler's Avatar
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 39,968
They should not have been installed this way. There should have been a skirt board installed over the sheetrock and the treads and risers installed between the skirt boards. You may be able to remove the treads by cutting them front to back in the middle and prying them from the middle up to the ends with minimal damage to the sheetrock.
 
  #3  
Old 05-08-09, 05:52 PM
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: KY
Posts: 77
could of should of huh Not in this old house. Thanks for the reply. Thats kind of what I was thinking about cutting the treads in the middle and trying to pry up. Also thought about somehow cutting the treads flush with the walls and having another set of stringers nailed up against the existing ones. I can access them from underneath
 
  #4  
Old 05-09-09, 04:34 AM
chandler's Avatar
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 39,968
Since you have access to underneath, are the outer stringers set inward or fully under the sheetrock? Your idea of another set of stringers may be a good option, although you won't be able to insert a skirt board. It is possible, too, that your new treads will be a little thicker than the ones you are removing and may help cover any boo boo's. Let us know if we can help further.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes
'