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KUIPORNG 01-02-2007 10:26 AM

How to put in vertical parts on the stairs
My basement stairs only have the horizontal steps... it does not have the vertical plates.... I don't know how to name them... somthing like tread...etc... anyhow... here is what I think I am going to do to complete it, please let me know if there is wrong doing:

1. purchase those nice looking pine wood may be a inch thick woods from HD

2. cut them fit in the rectangular holes.. may be a bit bigger so that they can fit tight.

3. put glue on them before fitting

4. nail them besides gluing... my question here is whether I should use finish nails or nails with flat head? and do I need to nail from the top and bottom or just the top is enough, as I don't have a nail gun, nailing from bottom is quite hard especially the steps at the lower part of the stairs... or do I need nail at all, if the liquid nail is good enough...


redline 01-02-2007 01:11 PM

riser boards.

How far do the treads protrude from the stringers?

KUIPORNG 01-02-2007 01:34 PM

you probably asking is there enough room to put the riser on top of the tread at the end... I need to check this out...

KUIPORNG 01-03-2007 08:39 AM

Did some measurements
the space allowed to put the risers on top of the tread is 3/4 inch. it is not a lot. I suppose I need to buy wood with such thickness for the riser, i.e. 3/4 inch. the tread's thickness is 1.5 inches. so do I need to nail the riser onto the tread? or liquid nails is good enough...

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