|Forum topic by CKM||posted 04-01-2010 09:20 PM||1595 views||1 time favorited||5 replies|
04-01-2010 09:20 PM
My brother-in-law has recently pulled up the carpet on his stairs and wants to replace it with maple. My question is about how to construct the treads. It seems like putting down a single piece of wood has the potential to crack over time and that multiple boards glued together would give more strength and room for expansion and contraction. Is this correct? If so, what’s the best way to join these boards, how wide should they be, etc. I’ve never built stair treads before and am looking for any advice on how to do this in the best manner. Thanks in advance for any help with this.
-- CKM - Minnesota