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How to Install Wood Stair Treads

Modern adhesive technology allows without needing to drill holes for screws or hammer nails. As time passes, the stairs will shift as the house settles and nails can work themselves loose, but developing a security hazard but also not leaving an unsightly hole. Solid wood stair treads that are installing requires understanding of timber grain, using power tools and cutting wood, construction. This job also needs a bit of patience to finish but the result is a staircase that will endure for decades.

Assess the length and width of every stair tread individually. On staircases, every stair is a dimension that is slightly different. This is the end result of curved walls, the home shifting or design components that are intended. Allowing for a 1 1/2-inch overhang, the minimum thickness of the stair tread has to be at least 10 inches.

Cut the tread into the specific size needed with a miter saw. On the timber must be cut by the blade of this miter saw on the waste side of the line or your stair tread will be short. Do not cut through the line or about the measured side of this tread. Both errors will leave you with a stair tread.

Number every piece that is tread on the rear side where it will not be seen with the corresponding step number after installation as you cut them. Stair treads are set up starting at the bottom step, and so that will be step .

Stain the treads to protect the wood’s surface. Leave the blot to dry according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Apply the second coat and let the blot dry.

Put in place, testing each to make sure it fits properly. Till you’re ready to install them leave the treads on their steps.

Squeeze a bead of foam adhesive along each stringer that the step will rest on. Squeeze a bead along the rear side of this tread, the side that will be butted up from the riser.

Put the stair tap on on the border with a rubber mallet to form a bond and tread in place. Tap at the stringers to form a bond there along the top of the tread.

Leave the glue to cure according to the manufacturer’s instructions and avoid walking on the stairs till afterward.

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