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Old 02-22-2011, 10:39 AM   #1
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Hi all,

I am currently replacing the treads/risers on my stairs and decided to add a skirt board to run along the side. I had to cut it fit over the stairs, ok no problem. Unfortunately, I forgot to account for the width of the risers when determining the size of the skirt board to use and it looks like it is a tiny bit short. I cut the first treads and nosing down to size and fit them in (no glue yet), and as you can tell from the picture the nosing is peaking out over the edge of the skirt.

Is this going to look ok, or should I get my butt back to the store and redo the whole thing?

Thanks.
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Looks like a safety hazard to me!

I'd go back to the store.... it sucks, but you don't want anyone tripping.

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a piece of cap molding on top of skirt would cover tread and add nice detail
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a piece of cap molding on top of skirt would cover tread and add nice detail
agreed, maybe as simple as a piece of 1/4 round would make this up and be very simple.

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Looks like a safety hazard to me!

I'd go back to the store.... it sucks, but you don't want anyone tripping.

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I may be blind, but on the right hand side it looks like there's 1/4" rise on the 2" nose!

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I'm probably not seeing it right.

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If that skirt board isn't attached, or if it's not attached too solidly, just put a shim under it.
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I may be blind, but on the right hand side it looks like there's 1/4" rise on the 2" nose!

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I don't think he's put the rest of the tread material on yet. Waiting for a solution for the "proud nose".
There's a molding with a square 1/4" ledge that transitions into a like a 30 degree angle. It's used over doors and windows. Can't remember the name. Maybe shingle molding? That might work, ripped to width.
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I don't think he's put the rest of the tread material on yet. Waiting for a solution for the "proud nose".
There's a molding with a square 1/4" ledge that transitions into a like a 30 degree angle. It's used over doors and windows. Can't remember the name. Maybe shingle molding? That might work, ripped to width.
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Watercap?
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If that skirt board isn't attached, or if it's not attached too solidly, just put a shim under it.
Good solution, but only if it goes down beyond the top of the tread
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Watercap?
Could be, that's what it does.
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Thanks guys. I got a couple lengths of 21/32" x 2" casing and just now cut the first one to fit, nailed it in, and puttied up the joint. Waiting for the putty to dry, but it looks better already. I'll be better off with this anyways, as it indeed will look better than just the rounded 90 deg edge.
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I may be blind, but on the right hand side it looks like there's 1/4" rise on the 2" nose!

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No, you are right. That's how the moulding is designed. This is cliq lock engineered flooring. See the image for a cross section of what the nose looks like.

I wanted to do solid treads, but we just couldn't get the oak treads stained to a reasonable match with the floor; this looks much better.
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Could be, that's what it does.
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