Modern Stair Treads Style

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Making your own modern stair treads is an interesting project that results in a unique accent for your home. When you build your own steps, your style, materials and finishing options are not limited to what is available at the hardware store. Once you have made the rungs, it is not difficult to install in your house. Check and verify your measurements while you are creating so you will not be met with an unpleasant surprise when installation time comes.

Place the first step in the position. Depending on the type of ladder that you have, this could imply displacement in the notches of the crossbars or adjustment in the upper part of the vertical pipeline edge. The spars are the diagonal pieces of wood that support the staircase. The vertical pipes are the vertical pieces of wood that fill the gaps between the steps. Crawl under the stairs and draw a line with pencil at the bottom of the step of the tread, then the inside the edges of the stringers and the vertical channeling. Use a flashlight so you can see what you are doing.

Remove the tread and place it face down on a workbench. Place pieces of 3 / 4-3 / 4 inch wood against the bottom surface of the tread so that its edges line up with the lines you drew, with the pieces of wood facing the inside of the tread. Close the pieces of wood in the tread by drilling a pilot hole through the wood and into the tread, and then screw a 1 1/4 inch long screw. The pilot hole should be 1/32 of an inch larger diameter than the screw thread.

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