Is there a way to repair this damage to the stair tread?

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Old 11-22-15, 07:22 PM
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Is there a way to repair this damage to the stair tread?

This damage was caused when trying to rip out carpet. Can this be repaired? My guess is that buying a new stair tread is the only option. Are stair treads sold at Lowes or Home depot?Name:  Stair rip.jpg
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Old 11-22-15, 07:23 PM
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Sanding, wood filler and staining can do the job.
 
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Old 11-22-15, 07:29 PM
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Could you elaborate a little please? Are you suggesting pulling out the ripped wood and then filling it with wood filler. Then sanding and a coat of poly?
Just want to make sure I understand. Thanks!!
 
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Old 11-23-15, 04:10 AM
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If you want to keep the tread, then cutting out the splinter with a sharp razor knife will leave a divot, which can be filled with wood filler, stained and polyurethaned. You will be doing it to the nail holes anyway. Stair treads are sold in box stores. We can't see the sides of the tread so we can't comment on how you would remove it, but it is doable. Yours is oak, so be sure to get that type.
 
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Can you push it down any? If possible, I'd insert some glue and use small finish nails to bring the raised area down flush. You'll still need to cut off some and use filler but the less filler you use the less the repair will stand out.
 
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