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  1. Building & Construction
    My boyfriend and I are trying to remodel the stairs. We discovered that the stair tread caps (about one inch) purchased do not fit over the existing stair nose (about 1.3 inch). We were hoping someone would have some sort of affordable solution to this dilemma or could tell us what we need to...
  2. Carpentry
    Hi all, Brand new here, came looking for a place to help with ideas on a staircase I’m hoping to renovate. The original staircase had carpet on it. My plan was to rip it up and then sand/stain the treads to match my flooring and paint or install new white risers. I knew it wasn’t going to be...
  3. General DIY Discussions
    Hello Everyone, I'm rebuilding my deck and currently the steps have two stringers in the center, but each of the sides simply has wood block support under the tread - I believe it's called a cleat ? I'll try to get a picture and it will be clear why they did it this way. I'm just curious...
  4. General DIY Discussions
    Hopefully somewhere in this post is the picture of my stairs going into my basement. The home was built in 1949, as were the stairs, over the years they've been painted, and carpeted SEVERAL time. I would like to re-do them and put new treads over the old (and remove the disgusting carpet these...
  5. Carpentry
    Hi, Last year I replaced the upper stairs in our split-level entry home. They were previously carpeted and once removed were obviously not strong enough for the proposed wood stairs (stringers insufficient and thin plywood treads and risers). I replaced them with a triple 2x12 stringer and...
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