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Old 03-08-2012, 09:22 AM   #1
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what goes on first stair tread or riser

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Depends, whataya doin?

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i installed hardwood flooring and now i am going to install new traeds and risers to match. just wondering if risers help hold new tread down extra if installed on top.also is the correct overhang on tread 1 1/4 inch? thanx
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Tread first, with poly construction adhesive. I use 16ga nails in inconspicuous spots, then fill with wax stick.

Proper overhang is 1". I back my risers with strips of 1/4" ply, glued and nailed.
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thank you bought a house and tryin to get rid of all the "contractor grade" material and upgrade things and do it my self to save a buck.thanx again
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nice pic thats exactly what my wife wants and hopefully what my steps look like when i am finished
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Take your time....you'll be okay.

And thank you.
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The risers go on first as they nail or screw and glue to the back of the tread to help support the tread.
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The risers go on first as they nail or screw and glue to the back of the tread to help support the tread.

I think the stairs are there, he's just covering them.
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adding on what jiju stated, nailing through the back of the riser into the back edge of the tread also eliminates movement which creates squeaks
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Risers usually go in first. Also you want more overhang than an inch if you are putting scotia. 1-1/8 to 1-1/4" is the norm
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This is my favorite way.... Although I show only a small strip of wood on the bottom of the riser, you can leave as much as you want.
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Risers first, and if you want to make it look good, go with the pics above
Btw, don't cover the old stairs as 12 penny thinks you're doing. You'll end up with a lower riser at the top

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