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Old 08-27-2007, 07:31 PM   #1
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Hi folks....pulled up the rug from the staircase and do not wish to put rug back down.I just finished the whole house in hardwood so would like to do the same, so here's my problem I would rather not remove all the spindles and rails, I'm afraid I will never get it back together with the same strength.
Under the rug is 2x10 rough. Thought about laying the hardwood then cutting around the spindles,,,but thought it wood look sh,,.....any suggestions .....thxs
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Old 08-27-2007, 07:36 PM   #2
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Th only way to do it right is to remove the spindles.

It will also make much easier to reinstall spindles if one accidentally breaks.

Good luck!!
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Old 08-28-2007, 10:31 AM   #3
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I don't know the style of your house but painted stairs can took very traditional. A dark floor paint on the treads and white/cream on the risers would be my suggestion.
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Old 08-28-2007, 10:39 AM   #4
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Not only do you need to remove the spindles, you need to cut all your noses... then install hardwood... it can be done and people doing them all the time... just a lot of work... labour is $100 per step I heard...
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I had an estimate done for my stair case. Remove all MDF treads and install and finish oak. $150 per step labor and materials.
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Old 08-28-2007, 12:41 PM   #6
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that is about right ... as material is real expensive... for the nose itself...it is about $30 per step....
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In my previous home, when I pulled up the carpet on the stairs I found pine rough in. I filled the staples holes, sanded, sanded some more, sanded, and sanded some more. I then stained and applied numerous coats of polyurethane. I got numerous compliments on the stairs.
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Th only way to do it right is to remove the spindles.

It will also make much easier to reinstall spindles if one accidentally breaks.

Good luck!!
ya i hear what your sayin..but between all the nails and glued spindles my luck ill damage a few by the time its said and done,..then i'm worried about findin the same spindles(they are about 20 yrs old now)....but i will keep your info in mind...thxs
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I don't know the style of your house but painted stairs can took very traditional. A dark floor paint on the treads and white/cream on the risers would be my suggestion.
this seems like a possible choice or stain that was mentioned by jaybird
I find 100-150$ too much to spend on 15 stairs+a landing at this time...never expected it to be that costly...so thanks the feed-back...btw which part of the stair case is the nose....thxs
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The nose is the edge on the tread where your foot put most stress on most of the time... it is extended out so that it is not a right angle ... as right angle steps make walking really uncomfortable...
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