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Old 10-09-2013, 10:35 AM   #16
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Are you talking about the sides of the stairs on both sides? ...
not the actual stair steps or risers, right?

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Old 10-09-2013, 10:53 AM   #17
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I don't think those are housed stringers, if not then what you are calling stringers are skirt boards, not stringers. I noticed that you don't have returns on the treads, the end grain was routed like a return. Also there is no scotia mold under the tread nose against the riser.

If you take those stairs apart you are going to have some fun getting them back together, unless you really know what you are doing. It is almost a given that you will do more damage than you want to and chances are you will wind up with a fresh install.

Most stairs skirt boards are painted and one main reason is 3/4 inch oak doesn't bend in a radius easily at all. If you had an oak skirt included in your original install, believe me you paid dearly for it. If you decide to tackle this and replace the skirts, you will see what I mean.

One more thing that will give you fits is the sheet rock is butted against the skirt instead of under the skirt.
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oh, Big Jim...skirt boards, that's what they're called.
We dressed up our ordinary stairs with some
thought; without taking them apart.
I'll take pics later to show you...

I think it would give the OP some food for thought.
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I would like to replace them on both sides, whatever is painted I would like it to be oak.

The outside part of the staircase where the skirt board meets the drywall I have a good idea what to do. I will apply the veneer and then an oak quarter round or moulding to make a nice transition from the oak to the drywall. I am assuming this is how it should be done. Or at least I don't see anything wrong with doing it that way.
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When you say rebuild the stairs, you mean removing the entire staircase completely?

I see no way to get the wood grain you want except by getting the old stringers out and having a shop make up all new curved hardwood stringers for it. When removing the treads and risers to install the new curved boards , they are going to be damaged.

Paint is your friend.

Unless you can get a mill worker to somehow veneer them or something. I just don't see it happening, sorry.

Maybe someone else will chime in with more ideas.

I could be wrong.
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The more I read this thread the more confused I get.

Here's how we did our stairs...If you're not capable of running all
the moldings, I'm sure you can buy it...

The oak curvey things we cut out on the right
side was also stained, however, after installation I decided
to paint them white. I like it better white.

We ran nice heavy molding up the stringers on both sides,
also built the wall out under the stringer molding in the front
for more defination...
We also ran all the moldings under the stair risers to beef it up.

I have been wanting to do the decorative curvy things again,
same design, only a little thicker.

The bottom riser was white, we bought oak vaneer;
made a series of slices in the back so that we could bend it around
the step.

I think you have nice steps and risers and I hope you can get some
good ideas from my pic's on how to improve your set up...
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The bottom step is the curved step that we ran the oak vaneer around.
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Really nice job on the stairs!

Running the moldings under the risers adds a nice touch, I think I will do that also. It finishes it off really nicely.

Now it's just a question of figuring out if I need to take everything apart.

Thanks for posting the pics.
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Why would you take anything apart?...
A straight line is the shortest distance between two points...or
something like that.

Take a pic of the entire staircase for me, maybe I can better get
an idea as to why you want to go overkill! Maybe I'm missing
something?

Here's a full view...
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TK, your stairs look great, I have never seen anyone with stair brackets against the inside skirt board, it does look good though.

You can buy flexible stair brackets online to bend with the radius.
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Big Jim, what do you mean by flexable stair brackets?
How are they flexable?

I like what we did, but I think the stair brackets -- both the oak stained ones, and the painted ones, could be a little thicker and maybe have
a little ogee edge?
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Big Jim, what do you mean by flexable stair brackets?
How are they flexable?

I like what we did, but I think the stair brackets -- both the oak stained ones, and the painted ones, could be a little thicker and maybe have
a little ogee edge?
TK, they are actually bendable I'm sure they are the paint grade though.

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