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Old 02-25-2013, 10:57 AM   #1
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adding bullnose to existing staircase


Hi. I'm renovating some existing stairs: removed old carpet and wood paneling, adding drywall and carpet. I'd like to add a bullnose to each step before the carpet goes in. The existing tread on the stair is solid, 1.5" or 2" thick, not plywood. I know the added bullnose will have to take a lot of pressure so I'd love any advice.

My plan is to add a 3/4'" x 3/4" strip to the edge of each tread with a screw every few inches and construction adhesive. Does this seem like enough to hold it in place? Also, what type of wood should I use? Something hard like oak or just whatever standard product is available, probably cedar where I live. Vancouver.

Thanks very much,

c.

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