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correct nails for oak boards

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by wez1981, 4 Nov 2016.

  1. wez1981

    wez1981

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    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.

    Thanks
    Mark
     
  2. big-all

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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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  3. vinn

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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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