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    Default stair treads

    Just what dimension of lumber should i use to cut a 12 inch tread?

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    Default Re: stair treads

    stair treads are usually a true 1" thick. after that it depends on the depth and the width of the tread. but naturally you have to see what the other treads are so that you can match the material and dimensions

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    Default Re: stair treads

    what he said.. youll find 1 1/2 " thick treads in really old homes.. 100 yrs plus. but 1" is the standard thickness nowadays
    fire up the saw and make some dust

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    Default Re: stair treads

    Quote Originally Posted by jkirk View Post
    what he said.. youll find 1 1/2 " thick treads in really old homes.. 100 yrs plus. but 1" is the standard thickness nowadays
    Interesting, the treads on my stairwell are 1 1/2" in my 1900ish house, but my building inspector felt my staircase was built only 50 or 60 years ago. House was built as a 1 story, but I have no idea what the original floorplan was . . . and I might be threadjacking. Sorry

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    Default Re: stair treads

    i see it regularly on service stairs to unfinished basements in homes from the 40's and 50's also
    fire up the saw and make some dust

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