Advice needed on wood stairs

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  1. Jun 26, 2017 #1

    davis1862

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    I'm in an older home with a staircase of wooden steps. They're quite worn. Any idea what kind of wood this is? Best way to refurbish/refinish?

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    The wood looks like douglas fir.
     
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    Good to know. Thanks!
     
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    Top tread is missing a landing tread so there's no overhang.
    Skirts were done done with plywood for some reason leaving the end grain exposed, best way to cover it up add base cap moulding for a finished look.
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  6. Jun 27, 2017 #6

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    Like Joe said, I think the best thing to do is cover it with new wood, it will be a lot easier than trying to fix what you have. Looks like you have plenty of room so it wouldn't look covered.
     
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    There should be no more than 1/4" variance in riser height including fiirt step and to the landing. So adding wood can solve or cause a problem.
     

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