New House - Stairs Question
The house is new to me - but about 28 years old. The structure of the house is great (had a home inspection and an eco-audit) - but there are some items that need attention.
The one most perplexing at the moment are 2 steps that lead from the dining to the living room. They previous owner installed engineered hardwood in both the dining and living rooms. They took the carpet off the open stairs - but did not finish them. So I have unfinished, pine steps - see photo - with no idea how to finish them. The flooring in the dining and living room has been discontinued.
I thought about taking oak ply and staining it to place over the stair - but have no idea how to finish the nosing so I don't have a seam. The step nose is 1 and 1/2 inches high. And I would like to try to keep the steps open.