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Old 04-28-2017, 05:55 PM  
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Default Well, its kinda going ok

couple of pics at the bottom

Took off the old nose, trimmed back the edges of the strips. I wish could've gotten the cut even cleaner -- but, given my track record, it sure could've been worse.

More questions now that I'm ready to attach:

NealTW, so true, never know what you're going to find.

1) The old old nose/tread was tucked into the stringer on either side, with the new tread in place those voids are pretty obvious. Is there anything more elegant/appropriate for filling that other than joint compound?

Since the underlying framing is approaching 130 yo there's been some settlement and wear/tear and its throwing things off:

2) with the new tread in place and allowing it to sit on its own it slopes a bit down-stairs. Is it ok to use shims to prop it back to level? (when I do this by hand it also, naturally, makes the gap with the strips a bit tighter)

3) I presume due to decades of use the center of tread sits about 1-3 mm higher than the strips (tread level or not). Careful orbital sanding of the affected area?

4) Mostly because I just have trouble trusting fasteners: since the tread isn't resting on the stringer on either side: What does any one think of some custom-made, hmm homemade, embellishments acting as support for the nose? Not that I need more work, but I was thinking of a maximum of 5 (each corner, center and mid l/r). They'd be columnar, resting on the tread below and snugged under the nose of the new tread.





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If you still have the old nose cut the end to fit that hole in the stringer, then fill it, I would do that before attaching the new one. nobody worries about the nose overhang.


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If you still have the old nose cut the end to fit that hole in the stringer, then fill it, I would do that before attaching the new one.
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Default Now, the finishing touch?

Does anybody have any idea (or experience) with matching a new white oak tread to the existing "stain/color" of old floor?
The existing is pretty light as you can see in the above pics. I don't mind trying a couple -- and it doesn't have to be perfect -- just thinking this could be something easily known. Just not by me. Thanks.
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Did you keep some samples that you cut off the old, A pro at a paint shop might get you close. Remember some of the yellow may just be age related.
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Nutz! Looks like I'll be digging a bit through the garbage. Luckily I only throw things out after my funeral. great idea. Thanks NealTW
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Looks to me to be Pecan with a dash of Walnut.
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And just a half a smidgen of Ipswich Pine to taste.
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