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10-12-2011 04:00 AM

Topic tags/keywords: staircase handrail pine staircase skirt board question pine joining

I only have a few stairways under my belt, and they turned out pretty good. I am currently building my own lake cabin and intended on only installing a skirt board on the open side of the stairs with carpet covering the treads and risers from the upper balcony to help soften the echo on the lower level. The warden has since decided to finish in pine to match the rest of the trim. My questions are: 1 – how is the best way to cut out for the treads and risers in the skirt board. 2 – is the tread end cap thicker than the tread itself to cover error cuts in the skirt board. 3 – how do you cut the transition in the skirt board to the riser board (are they mitered or is it normal to install strip that would cover the end grain of the risers to cover errors? Any photos of current construction or facing the risers w/ skirt would be helpful. Most photos show the detail in the skirt board, and should for bragging rights. Any photos or videos would be appreciated.

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