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krombie19 04-07-2012 07:55 PM

Renovating Stairs
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I need help with stairs. I tore up the carpety and have purchased retro treads to cover the treads. I bought 1/4" plywood to cover the risers. My issue is what do I do where the risers are gonna be exposed? Previously it looks like they covered it with some kind of molding but I can't find anything similar to it. I was contemplating doing a skirt board on the exterior to match my molding but am having issues with it.

Any suggestions?

BigJim 04-07-2012 10:59 PM

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Do you plan to install carpet again on the stairs? How are you going to secure the bottom post, it doesn't look like there is enough framing there to make a secure setting. The stairs are wrong and it is going to be tough to make them look right. The only thing I can offer is to do a tear off from the wall down and build them right with a skirt board membered in with the risers. If you aren't willing to do that maybe you can figure out how to make stair brackets work to cover all that up. This is a stair bracket, they are not cheap but you can make them yourself and save a few bucks.

joecaption 04-07-2012 11:05 PM

That's an odd ball way of framing up the stairway.
Most often the wall is framed up so a flat board can just be attached to the top of a sloped wall, not all those steps.
Or the treads come all the way out to the end of the wall and hang over about 1/2.

joecaption 04-07-2012 11:10 PM
Something like this.

Millertyme 04-08-2012 08:08 AM

it is a bit of an odd setup. The tread brackets is your easiest way to make it look right. You can make your own design, you dont need to make a scroll like the one above, although i think they look the best. You will have to watch your overhangs. A skirt board would be the right way to do it but would be much more work to do.

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