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Old 02-21-2011, 02:48 PM   #1
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Need help. Skirt board for stairs?


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I'm at the final stages of my basement finishing project. I'm trying to figure out how to improve the look of my old, existing stairs. I know I need to install some sort of trim or skirt board, but can't for the life of me figure out what will look good.

The gap between the stringer and the wall ranges from almost nothing, up to about 1/2". I think I need to make a skirt board and attach that to the existing stringer and then cap it off with a 1x to fill the gap between the skirt and wall.

Can anyone confirm this or provide me with an easy alternative. The stairs will be carpeted.

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To put skirt boards in is not an easy fix. One thing you have on your side is the treads are painted so fixing the gaps that you will have after cutting and installing a skirt board will be easy. You need to remove the angle 2Xs, cut a skirt board to fit the top and bottom of the stairs.

Sit the board down on the edges of the treads and make a mark. Cut that part of the nosing off from the mark to the wall on all treads. Put the skirt board back in place after notching the treads. Mark each skirt to fit on the treads and cut. I am sure there will be a few gaps when the skirts are installed. Just caulk and paint and there you have it. If you want it to look better after the skirts, install 1 1/8 inch basecap on top of the skirts.

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Stairway skirt board template - easy

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That is a neat and easy way to cut the skirt, I like that.
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Thanks so much!
I followed the instructions that CVGFir posted in that thread. I was able to cut the skirts last night. Much better look than before. Just needs some paint, caulking and a cap.

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