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Old 03-03-2009, 06:11 PM   #16
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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.


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Any opinions on this ?

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Any opinions on this ?

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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.
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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.



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