Stair Nose Attachment - HELP!
I've laid hardwood bamboo flooring in our upstairs. Unfortunately, Lumber Liquidators couldn't get me the Stair nose until a few weeks after the flooring came, so I was unable to figure it in the planning (there were also unable to give me the width of the overhang). So, I'm at the point where there's 1/2 inch space between the last board and where the stair nosing rests. I tried ripping a piece of the flooring, but I did not like the look and the piece did not have a tongue to match up to the groove in the stair nose, causing an unstable fit.
I've contemplated the following solutions:
1. Replacing the stair riser with 1/2 stock (currently 1 inch) to make up the 1/2 inch difference. This would also result in having to lengthen the stair tread by 1/2. Because I don't have access to underneath the staircase, I don't know about this option.
2. Removing 1/2 of the overhang from the stair nose (Pict1 in attached) - The only way I can think of doing this would be to cut with a circular saw at a 1/2 depth the lenth of the board, then notching the pieces out. However, the wood is especially hard so I'm not sure how this would work.
3. Removing 1/2 from the top of the riser (Pict 2 in attached).
With that said:
∑ Are there any other options Iím not considering?
∑ Do any of the above sound viable?
∑ For 2 and 3, how would the cuts be made?
Thanks in advance for your advice!
I took the liberty of moving this to the flooring section. You'll get faster responses to your questions here by flooring experts and diy-ers who usually peruse this sub-forum more than the others, (they may not have even seen it where it was.) *good luck!*
is there enough material to remove 1/2" from the underside of the bullnose?? you won't see the cut.
Removing material from the underside of the bullnose will allow it to go deeper into the tread of the stair should make up for the gap there is now, if I understand correctly. This can be done relativly easy with a dato blade set to 1/2 inch in a table saw. Use a scrap piece or cuttoff from the bullnose to test the cut for fit. With the cut on the bottom I agree with the other post you will never see the cut and will give you some play if you need it.
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