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Mike E. 03-03-2008 08:07 AM

Hardwood Stair Step repair question
 
I have exposed hardwood stairs that match the hardwood floors in the house. Recently, I dropped a heavy item on the end of one step, and it cracked the wood along the grain and 3/4 the way across the step about 1.5 in. from the edge. The wood is cracked about halfway down- so the step is still functional, but needs repair.
I'm interested in hearing if this can be fixed, or is a replacement of the step the best approach. I'm worried about matching the stain if I replace it.

Thanks-

glennjanie 03-03-2008 04:51 PM

Welcome Mike:
Yes, the step is repairable. Use carpenter's wood glue and work out some way to clamp the crack tightly together. Let it set overnight and it should be fine.
Glenn

OtbHunter 03-04-2008 02:31 AM

I agree with Glenn... make sure everything lines up well while the glue is drying. The glued area are will end up stronger than the wood from my experience.


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