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Old 06-17-2013, 05:16 AM   #1
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TREX decking for stair tread question


Hey guys and gals I have a question. I am getting ready to install the stairs to my new deck. I am buying stair treads from Lowes that are 4 rise and 4 run stairs. Now my question comes with the Trex decking. I have the hidden fastener deck material with the groove all along the edge of the board. This will work fine for when the boards are pushed back to the rise but on the outside of the tread you will see the groove. Is there a way to fix this without ripping the board down on my table saw and putting a rounded edge with my router?

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Not sure about Trex but other companys sell the decking in the same color but without the grove.
If you were to rip it and route it, it would be far narrower and there's going to be bigger gaps.
Also keep in mind your going to need to keep the stringers no more then 16" apart, 12" would be better.

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Not sure if this will help as you already have your products, but whenever I built a deck I would use some type of design software - most of them give you the exact products you need and where to get them, pricing, etc.
I found a list of some programs you can possible check out by clicking here

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I'm pretty sure Trex recommends that you SCREW stair treads down because the hidden fasteners don't work as well for stairs. Hiding that groove.......not sure on how to do that EASILY.
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I'm pretty sure Trex recommends that you SCREW stair treads down because the hidden fasteners don't work as well for stairs. Hiding that groove.......not sure on how to do that EASILY.
I agree with you as Trex decking always have solution for this type of fixings.
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What to dress those stairs up?
I use the stringers as a template to layout the cuts on the fachia material that avalible that matches the decking material to cover up the pressure treated lumber.

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