Stair end caps – Stair lid, so-called tread, is the portion of the step rests on top of the stair riser. It is the most visible part of the stairs. Many wooden stairs are made of pine, plywood or other wood composite. Hardwood steps add heat and texture to the appearance of a staircase. In most cases, the new hardwood stair apply directly over top of the existing steps and only need to be nail in place to make them permanent.
Make stair end caps, measuring up on a staircase. Typically, all of the steps in a run to be of the same width and depth. Also measure the step from front to back and side to side. Then, measure only the flat part, minus any trim around the tread. Cut new treads from half-inch hardwood in your choice of cereals. And then cut them the same width and depth as the existing tread. Making long cut on a table saw and the final cut with a miter saw.
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Build stair end caps, remove any trim around the edge of the tread. And also use a chisel and hammer to pry the trim from the edge of the tread staircase. This will usually leave a box 3/4 inch thick edge in the face and on the sides of the steps. Also place the new stair treads top caps with edges flush with the original tread. Nail each in place by means of a finish nail in each corner of the tread. Then, set the nail heads just below the surface with a nail set and hammer. Fill nail holes with a solvent-based wood filler of the appropriate color.