Thanks. I have some additional work to do on the stairs in regards to some molding and trim first. I will knock that out, then look into this at a later date once everything else is done.
The problem will be that I have a long trim cluster running horizontally to the stairs to cover up the fact that the builder screwed up the framing on the basement and 1st floor. (basically, there is a 1 inch difference between the basement wall, and 1st floor wall in the stairwell.