nail them for long-lasting durabili- ty. If your treads are 11-1/4 inch- es, they will not need to be ripped, just cut them to length, glue and nail into place.
Nail the treads and risers to the stringers. Install by nailing through the risers and into the treads using cement-coated fas- teners. Your stair is now complete except for the wall or handrail. Because our example stair is located between two walls, a wall- mounted handrail is required to meet code compliance. Mount the handrail at 34 inches above the leading edge of the tread. It should be 198 inches in length
1. To create a softer edge where carpet breaks over the tread edge, route the edge with a 1/2-inch round- over bit prior to installing the treads into the stringers.
2. If the material is splitting, predrill your holes. This can also help prevent squeaking in the future.
3. Glue blocks can be placed at the underside between the tread and riser intersection.
4. Another very important but sometimes overlooked step is to seal the underside of your stair. This will prevent the stair from squeaking and warping.
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