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Old 12-02-2007, 08:29 PM   #1
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3/4" birch ply for stair risers?


I am going to be installing prefinished maple on the stairs. I would like to paint the risers white. I have priced some 3/4" poplar and some nice pine (no knots) and they are more than I would like to pay. I found some 3/4" birch 2 ft x 4 ft for about $17 bucks. That should yield about 3 risers per sheet. Anybody else ever use plywood for risers?

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Old 12-02-2007, 08:58 PM   #2
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Nope, never have....

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Works fine, you can even use 1/2" ply if you are realy going cheap, but 3/4 is the norm.
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It will work, but I personally don't like it or use it because it damages too easily. The veneer is only 1/42 of an inch thick, and risers take a lot of abuse over the years. I would go for the #1 pine, which should be a few $ cheaper than poplar, and be done with it.
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3/4 BC painted will do a great job.
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