Fake Stair Tread Thickness

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Old 03-10-20, 09:06 PM
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Fake Stair Tread Thickness

Im going to make my own fake stair treads (end caps). Ive noticed all pre-made that you can order are 1/2 thick. Can I use 3/4 with no height problem next to carpet? Im asking because Im using a tongue and groove router bit for bullnose and tread. My bit is for 3/4 inch stock.
 
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Old 03-11-20, 03:29 AM
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The odds are the wood will be higher than the carpet but other than that it would be ok.
 
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Will there be any exposed wood in the stairway or will it just be the ends protruding beyond the balusters? If it's just outside the balusters I don't think the extra thickness will hurt much. If you have wood inside the stairwell it could be a bit annoying for the wood to be higher as the carpet will compress when you step on it making the raised edge of the wood glaringly obvious and maybe a bit painful for tender feet.
 
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Old 03-11-20, 12:20 PM
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Just caps under balusters. Little chance of getting stepped on.
 
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