correct nails for oak boards

6 Mar 2015
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United Kingdom
So, think as I have said before I have made a staircase which I am very proud of. I am now removing the ply treads and risers and replacing with oak boards which I am reconditioning. The boards (3/4 thick) need to be nailed to some 2inches thick pine stringers.

Obviously as oak boards they will be exposed, and I will use grip fill as well between the board and stringer

The house is 100 years old so want something that looks good but also does not let the stairs creak.

Has anyone got any suggestions on correct nail type to use.

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you dont nail in treads and risers you fit them in the slots from the back and underneath and fit and glue with the wedges and the the glue blocks
you only fix the riser bottoms to the back off the treads with stainless or brass screws
ok just realised you made it ??
have you got a link ??
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As above, you use screws in almost everything.
What type of stairs have you designed - open, closed etc?
A photo of the stringers bare of risers and treads would help?

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