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Old 06-22-2007, 10:56 AM   #1
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ok, my solid hardwood staircases are finished but their are a few slight gaps along the tread ends and the skirt board. Does anyone else have this problem? How much gap width is too much? These treads are almost 6' wide! Any easy fix or just live with it. The skirt board butts against drywall on both sides. thanks.

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Old 06-22-2007, 11:35 AM   #2
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6' wide step... you must have a real big house... my stair is only approx 30" wide ...

anyway, other than try to find the best match wood filler... I don't think you can do much to the gap... unless a complete redo...

How big is the gap you are talking about? did you hire a pro to do it... a pro shouldn't leave obvious gap...

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Old 06-22-2007, 01:03 PM   #3
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How far, if at all, does the tread overhang the skirt?.....enough room for a small moulding of some sort? Cove, or shoe moulding maybe?
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moulding on stairs indicates poor workmanship according to books....
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I measured the gaps and really most of them are about 1/16". I talked to my installer today who was here replacing a tread since he was given unfinished red oak instead of white oak. Really there isn't much that can be done at this point. I told my wife to relax she will forget about it after two years. Probably after 6 months. Your eyes just focus on stuff thats brand new in your home. I figure 1/16" is within code! ha besides, it's the end edges not the long back edge abutting the riser.
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moulding on stairs indicates poor workmanship according to books....
exactly...I didnt build the stairs...I'm trying to come up with a way to improve how they look. If making someone rebuild them is one of the options...by all means, go that route.
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I think 1/16" is really not big enough to worry about... once find a good color matching wood filler... it will look nice...
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I agree with the above post!
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Hi.
Prompt please where to download a program to recognize the texts?
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Please must be to within, say no prompt may be given, sorry. Maybe use woodfiller same color as text to feel good about download or put some in your crack.

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