Refinishing Oak Steps - How do I fix steps with worn corners
I am a first time home-owner and am in the process of taking out the (nasty) carpet off all the steps in my 3 level townhouse. There are hardwood oak stairs underneath. I found the answer to one of my questions on this site, but am still trying to figure out the answer to another question...some of the steps are messed up on the corners (it looks like someone who lived here before may have had a pet that chewed up the corners), how do I fix this? While looking around on this site, I saw some mentions of stainable wood filler, but I think they be too bad for that to fix it. I'm attaching a picture of one of the steps so you can see what I'm talking about...
It's a stick like a tootsie roll that you mold in your hand, then apply. It dries hard as nails, so use excessive amounts, then use a scraper and sand paper to shape it correctly. Once it's shaped, it will take stain and finish similar to the raw wood.