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Old 07-27-2008, 08:18 PM   #16
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If you have a router table i see no reason why you could not make your own trim to fit the bull nose. Use 1/4 oak flat stock of appropriate width. Use a round over bit for one edge and a 3/4 spiral for the bull nose. The thickness of the tread will determine your spiral size.
Whew! That's some complicated woodworking, but it could be done by a competent woodworker. A template of the bullnose could be used with a bearing straight bit to cut the outer profile of the tread and then it could be rounded over.

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Yep, that would work not everything has a caulk or tape and mud solution.... easy yes but those stairs need something better than that. I estimate cut out to be about 4 hours, if you have familiarity with a r-table. 2 days finish and stain (drying time) and steel wool. I'd give the trim a teak oil. Hate that poly stuff. Just a blink of time really, when you think about it.


I have a friend who restores old international scouts, one took him five years but you should see that baby. Nice custom stairs I just couldn't caulk them or mud them.
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Say jaybird, I don't want to ran on your parade. But you should of posted before you installed your beautiful treads and risers. We could of saved you some head aches. you could of ran your drywall first then cut your steps to the proper angle and length. or you could of install a skirt board and marked each step with a scrap piece and then cut the skirt. which would of looked much nicer. From what I can see of your pictures, it appears that there is not any support for the drywall between the studs and stairs, or furring on the cinder block wall side. one kick and you will be back spackling. I feel the moulding will bring your eyes right to the problem. Its something not offten seen on stairs.I wished I could of helped you sooner. BOB
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Say jaybird, I don't want to ran on your parade. But you should of posted before you installed your beautiful treads and risers. We could of saved you some head aches. you could of ran your drywall first then cut your steps to the proper angle and length. or you could of install a skirt board and marked each step with a scrap piece and then cut the skirt. which would of looked much nicer. From what I can see of your pictures, it appears that there is not any support for the drywall between the studs and stairs, or furring on the cinder block wall side. one kick and you will be back spackling. I feel the moulding will bring your eyes right to the problem. Its something not offten seen on stairs.I wished I could of helped you sooner. BOB

I'm beating myself up over it. I don't know what I was thinking when I installed the treads first. I really thought (from other stairs I've seen) were trimmed out after installation. Now I'm realizing I messed up.

Stubbie - I like your idea but I have to get access to a router table first. I'm really bummed, I figured this would all work out in the end.
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you can still fix the problem. If your going through all the hassle on getting a router table to make the moulding.. Why not just make two side skirt boards. You will spend more time but the finished product is what you were looking for anyway. BOB
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you can still fix the problem. If your going through all the hassle on getting a router table to make the moulding.. Why not just make two side skirt boards. You will spend more time but the finished product is what you were looking for anyway. BOB
Before I posted all this, I laid out a 1x12 marking out the stairs and was going to notch that like I'm notching the drywall. However that wasn't working out for me either. It seemed I was running out of board so to speak and things weren't lining up. The only way I think this would work is to cut one piece at a time very carefully and place over each step. (this is a recommendation I received as well) More drywall is going up in the next day or so. I am taking in ALL recommendations and advice and will really think about the next step. This last step is where its all at, so its gotta be good. Can't rush it.
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Drywall/caulking to stair treads is your quickest way out of the forest, no doubt, but that is a flawed solution for more reasons than I care to get into, and I think you know this. The good news, as I see it, you've got some sweet looking steps already and there's no safety issue at this point, so you can take your swet time on this project ...if you want to prevent the certain cosmetic and maintanance woes you are facing as is.

That said, here's what I would do:
Whomever pointed out the "blocking" issue was correct, i think, - at least it appears that there is insufficient support for the sheetrock between furring strips.(The following suggestions are meant to apply to both sides...)
First, snap a line on the wall from top to bottom a few inches over the steps. This line should be below where you would have your finished baseboard height .neatly remove all the good drywall work you've done below that line (and that was good work with the drywall, I must say) it will go back in as a furring layer, so save it... The goal here is to install continuous nailing for the wall and trim, but as long as you've got access to the profile of the staircase, why not take this opportunity to make a perfect cutting template for the baseboard you want to install, eh? See where IK'm going with this?...Ya pickin up what I'm puttin down here, chum?
If possible, slide a continuous 12" high strip of thin (yet semi rigid)
material like doorskin, inexpensive veneer or formica - whatever- along the entire stringer between the stairs and the block wall. Ideally, you want to trace it as one unbroken length, no bending, or in as few pieces as possible (a hot glue gun is a wonderfull asset for template making btw) and as accurately as possible and transfer the whole shebang onto primed MDF base shoe. This will become your custom fit, one piece baseboard to be installed after you get your blocking and drywall back together. Why MDF? because it's cheap, easy to cut, patch and repair, and you will be painting this anyway because it's probably going to look like frankenstein's underwear by the time you have it all installed. ("one easy piece" is the plan, but you know...) You can finish it with a decorative strip of "stain grade" cap moulding to match the stairs.
On the baseboard, don't try for an airtight fit , -shoot for 1/8" consitent caulking joint all around and things will go way easier, trust me
It's a lot of work, I know.
My other suggestion was to unscrew the lightbulb in the stairwell and go drink a beer.
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