06:05AM | 12/16/04
Member Since: 12/15/04
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I am finishing my basement. My question is, How do you finish the back of the stairs so that they are not open with spaces between the steps? This will look really tacky if I don't finish it because the space beneth the stairs is storage space. Any help will be greatly appreciated.


01:04PM | 12/16/04
Member Since: 02/03/03
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Why not just carpet the steps ? I am in the process of finishing mine and this is probably what I am going to do.


07:36PM | 12/16/04
Member Since: 11/27/04
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1 by 10 or 2 by 10 .

this will also support the tread. just glue and screw the rise piece in to prevent future squeeks.(if you use 1 by 10 then pre-drill the holes in the 1 by 10 to prevent cracking).

i am guessing that your treads are 2 by 10's.


09:14AM | 12/20/04
Member Since: 12/15/04
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Well the steps are carpeted now and you can see the storage space through the gaps between the steps and I want to prevent this.


09:15AM | 12/20/04
Member Since: 12/15/04
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the eagle.

Are you saying use 2in boards and glue/screw to the back of the steps?
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