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Measuring Instructions

Instructions for Installation

 

Tools Needed for Installation:

 

Prepping the Existing Treads for Covering:

 

Checking the Stairs’ Safety

Check and mark the distance the new tread is from the existing stringer. It’s important that the end of each tread is the same distance from the top of the stringer. This ensures the safety of the new stairs.

 

Installing the First Riser

 

 

 

·         Install the New Riser:

o        Use the caulk gun to apply the construction adhesive over the entire back of the riser (Note: To keep the adhesive from seeping out of the edges, do not apply the adhesive too close to the edges).

o        Place the riser into position.

o        Use a scrap piece of wood to tap the new riser until it is snug against the existing rise.

o        Tap the riser down to make it snug against the floor.

 

·         Install the New Tread:

o        Check how square the intersection of the tread and stringer is. If the intersection is not square, use a scrap piece of cardboard to make a template.

If a side is not square:

o        Place a small straight edge on template and transfer the line to the cardboard with the straight edge snug against the stringer.

o        Place the template on the new tread and line up the square side with the same side of the tread.

o        Transfer the line back to the tread by placing the straight edge in the same location but draw your line on the outside.

o        Cut the tread with the table saw. To ensure a tight fit, cut the tread a little long with the table saw and use a belt sander to bring the cut right up to the line.

o        Use the caulk gun to apply the construction adhesive over the entire back of the tread.

o        Place the tread into position.

o        Use a scrap piece of wood to tap the ends of the tread into place (this ensures no hammer marks and that that the ends of the treads do not chip).

o        Position the tread front-to-back to make sure the overhang is consistent, and make sure you hit the mark you made earlier on the stringer.

o        Pre-drill a hole on the back of the tread on either side.

o        Use a hammer to secure a nail in the tread to hold the tread into position while the glue dries.

 

Next Steps:

                   Start from the bottom and work up until you complete your set of stairs!