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Old 02-20-2012, 02:34 PM   #1
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I am ready to put the new treads on our stairway now. They are 1 inch thick oak. I will be securing with construction adhesive. My question is whether I also should screw them down, nail them, or is the adhesive by itself sufficient. I'd rather not have to drill and plug holes in the beautiful oak, but will if that is the only way to adequately secure the treads. Thanks.

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12d finish nails and wood putty, or
consider renting nail gun?


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And nail the riser into the back of the tread, glue everywhere wood touches wood.
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Thanks for the help. I'm going to see about renting a nail gun. Is there any danger of the wood splitting from the nails?
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Thanks for the help. I'm going to see about renting a nail gun. Is there any danger of the wood splitting from the nails?
There isn't any danger of splitting the wood with a 15 gauge trim gun nail.
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Is it necessary/advisable to finish the bottom of the treads also? I am using Minwax stain and polyurethane clear finish. I read somewhere that you should, but it seems like overkill on 1 inch thick oak treads.

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No it isn't necessary to finish the bottom of the treads.

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