New Stairway

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Project by Carey Mitchell posted 04-23-2019 01:27 AM 589 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The rough stairs to the basement in the new house were really rough. As part of the basement finishing project the stairs had to be replaced. The pine treads were warped, ill fitting and the nails pulled loose. There were no risers, etc. I decided there would be no visible fasteners.

I found oak treads at Floors and Decor at a reasonable price and started. Then came the idea to use porcelain tiles on the landing….. and it turned into a bigger project. Finished the moldings and placed the bottom 2 treads tonight.

I used glue instead of screws or nails so nothing would be visible. In order to double the glueing surface, I screwed and glued blocks alongside each horizontal surface of the stringers. The treads were glued with Loctite Preium construction adhesive, supposedly 3X stronger than the next best. It appears that this claim is true, they will not move. Soooo, no creaks, popping, etc. and best of all, no holes.

Now, to finish installing some baseboards AND THEN—— start work on the SHOP !

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#1 posted 04-23-2019 01:47 AM

Looks great! Can’t wait to see the new shop

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#2 posted 04-23-2019 03:12 AM

Nice job.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#3 posted 04-23-2019 10:01 AM

Love that!

-- Petey

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#4 posted 04-23-2019 12:09 PM

Hey nice job, just finished a similar stair yesterday

-- if it is to be it is up to me

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#5 posted 04-23-2019 01:47 PM

simply beautiful GREAT JOB :<)))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#6 posted 04-23-2019 07:49 PM

Nice work! Can you come to my house? :)

-- Tom

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#7 posted 04-24-2019 12:30 AM

very clean looking. The contrast is perfect.


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#8 posted 04-24-2019 01:20 PM

Nice job!

-- Ty

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