DIY Staircase Makeover

DIY, Projects, Remodeling

  1. Your stairs look beautiful! Thanks for the in depth tutorial too! So much work, but so worth it. 🙂 Julie

  2. Nancy Cox says:

    Wow. That is awesome.

  3. Teresa says:

    The stairs looks fabulous. What hard work for the two of you but, so rewarding!

  4. Ellen says:

    Wow, that was a lot of work! And the finished product is so pretty. I know you are anxious to get things finished, but i really appreciate the logical, methodical way you are taking on each task.
    You are definitely “getting there”!!

  5. Linda Manuel says:

    I doubt a “professional” could have done a better job! Beautiful.

  6. […] it or not, but the wood is actually a left over stair tread from when we did our DIY staircase makeover. I loved the stair treads so much, that I wasn’t willing to let any of that beautiful wood go […]

  7. Sheri says:

    our stairs are done but there are some gaps along the wall where the wood just did not match. Is there a filler that will hide this? I am not sure a small wood piece would look right

  8. […] project was loooooong overdue, but the day our staircase makeover was finished Todd and I both wanted to dance around the house. The difference they made not only […]

  9. Matthew says:

    Highly do not recommend shimming the treads, especular with that few spaces that far apart . You want a solid surface connection of the new tread to existing, with adhesive and sneaky nails. Shimming Under the tread with cause space and over time could cause squeaks. Also, not shown I. The video, but he should have taken the opportunity to rescrew and tune up the staircase before installations. You can fix tread level in this stage. All this, given the opportunity since the raw stair framed was exposed, is another step to prevent squeaks.

    Stairs are under a lot of stress while being used. Just constantly being walked on by 150 avg lbs beings. The way they are constructed, with nails, staples and shines, these fasteners are usually just straight shank. They have no treading hold and can just loosen at the back of the riser, mostly in the middle of the tread. That is what causes squeaking in the stairs. Take the extra day and give her a once over with some screws

  10. Amelia says:

    Question… one of the first pictures your base stairs took to have an overhang/lip; did you cut the overhang of the raw wood off to make them flush with the riser?

    • Shayna says:

      Hello! With the exception of the very top stair where it meets the flooring on the second level, all of our stair treads have an overhang of 5/8″. Hope that helps!

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