Replace Old Treads With Oak Treads - Carpentry - Page 2 - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Carpentry


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-03-2009, 06:11 PM   #16
Old School
Willie T's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: St. Petersburg, FL Minds of moderate caliber ordinarily condemn everything which is beyond them.
Posts: 3,634
Rewards Points: 2,000

Gosh, I haven't seen a boxed staricase in years. Whole different ballgame. I thought you were saying the bottoms of the treads had been dado grooved, and I was having a hard time figuring why they'd do that.


"True eloquence consists in saying all that is necessary, and only that which is."
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld
Willie T
Willie T is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2009, 06:17 PM   #17
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 24
Rewards Points: 10

Any opinions on this ?

Nice to have a 'fall back' plan
Lew_B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2009, 06:29 PM   #18
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: British Columbia Canada
Posts: 471
Rewards Points: 272

Originally Posted by Lew_B View Post
Any opinions on this ?

Nice to have a 'fall back' plan
When I went to site it does not state that the 1/2" oak is a solid or a ply, need to check more on that.
fixrite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2010, 06:32 AM   #19
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 10

Following this thread now.♠
RuthGeitgey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2010, 09:55 AM   #20
Ole Wood Worker

BigJim's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee
Posts: 10,107
Rewards Points: 62
Blog Entries: 1

ruler10, if you plan to us a circular saw to cut your treads you may want to cut them from the bottom of the tread as they will not splinter as easily. Without a guide for the circular saw it will be very hard to cut a dead straight line.

As for using a nail gun, you shouldn't have any problems if you use a good trim gun. I always glued and nailed the riser to the back of the tread to keep them from squeaking.

While I lived in West Tennessee I could get a construction adhesive called "F26" which looks kinda like Liquid Nails but it is way tougher than Liquid Nails, that is what I used to glue the treads down and the tread to riser. Where wood touches wood, there should be glue or the tread can squeak.



BigJim is online now   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Replace door sill = Need new door? NNJGUY Carpentry 23 09-01-2009 01:54 PM
repair or repalce stairway treads? mariad Building & Construction 4 11-03-2008 08:08 PM
Sister or Replace Floor Joists brando1118 Carpentry 25 10-26-2008 08:43 PM
Pennsylvania Bluestone Treads rjordan392 Building & Construction 4 03-30-2008 10:37 PM
Replace main panel? And lots of other ?s Bcoleman6 Electrical 13 01-22-2008 09:40 AM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1