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Old 10-11-2012, 09:21 PM   #1
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We have recently replace our carpeted stairs with solid oak bull-nose steps. The steps are in, stained and sealed, but they do not extend to both walls. WE have been trying to find a quarter round trim that will help to cover the side gaps, but are not finding anything. Do you have any suggestions? We have considered adding a straight trim board on each side by using a router to fit the trim around the bull-nose, but this seems like a very difficult and probably impossible task. Thank you

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how big is the gap? can you cut slivers from another tread and glue them in place to fill the gap? why did you get treads that were too short?

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We have recently replace our carpeted stairs with solid oak bull-nose steps. The steps are in, stained and sealed, but they do not extend to both walls. WE have been trying to find a quarter round trim that will help to cover the side gaps, but are not finding anything. Do you have any suggestions? We have considered adding a straight trim board on each side by using a router to fit the trim around the bull-nose, but this seems like a very difficult and probably impossible task. Thank you
You won't need to route out for the nosing, cut the nosing so the skirt board fits tightly. here is a link to how one person did it.

Stairway skirt board template - easy
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Post a picture. I'm also wondering why the treads were not skirt to skirt.
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