I'm starting a major remodel on my home soon and will be putting in
Bloodwood floors. Its the stairs that are giving me the trouble. I
know 5/4 or 1" thich is standard for treads and this is fine with
somthing like oak, but I have only found Bloodwood in 4/4 (too thin
after milling, or is it?) and 8/4 (too thick and expensive). My
question is are the 3/4" flooring planks usable for stair treads?
Here's what i'm thinking, use 3/4" plywood on treads covered by the
3/4 " hardwood planks, the risers (which will be painted wood) will
cover the ply tread, I can eaven use a routed out housed stringer like
normal. one more issue, the bull nosed leading edge and return should
be one inch or so thick, right? so I guess I will have to custom
rabbet these from larger stock. Am I on the right track or should I
scrap the idea. Thanks
You are correct, you can use the flooring strips with a bull nose and it is
typically 1 1/8. Not a sgood looking over time as solid treads. For bull
nosing, glue some together if necessary.
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