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  1. Flooring
    Hello. I am installing retrofit treads over existing ones after removing the carpet in my staircase. I read on various websites that wood expands perpendicular to the grain, not parallel to it, i.e. the wood would expand between the tread noses and risers, not between the strip boards. Knowing...
  2. Carpentry
    I recently had carpet removed from our circa 1925 colonial. We finished the stair treads and are getting to paint the stair risers white. There is a 1/8 to 1/16" gap on the left hand side. Gap is both between riser and skirt and stair tread and skirt. Width if gap varies in each step. I was...
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