05:07PM | 08/27/08
Member Since: 06/06/03
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Howdy folks! Been quite a while since I've been on this BBS, but I have a question I'm hoping a "stair person" can help with...

I have a straight run of stairs - 8 treads going up about 68". I removed the carpet, also have new 5/8" thick hardwood on the top landing, and there is tile on the bottom landing (where carpet once was).

I would like to put new hardwood stair nose (3/4" thick) instead of (or somehow, augmenting) the existing plain pine stairs.

I am trying to keep riser height as consistent as possible - although the house is 40 years old and isn't all that consistent anyway.

Do any of you stair experts have experience using spacers to maintain a consistent riser height? I prefer to NOT tear out existing steps/risers if at all possible. Or do you end up re-doing treads and risers, or (worse yet) the entire staircase?

Your thoughts are very much appreciated! Thanks in advance - stairs always test me to the limit!


-k2 in CO



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