Asked by: Estiven Sowrirajan
asked in category: General Last Updated: 27th January, 2020

What goes on first treads or risers?

4 Answers. The riser is installed first for the reason that you want a nice tight fit along the top of the riser to the tread above it. There is always the possibility that there is a small variation in the width of the riser boards or the height of the notches cut in the stair jacks.

Click to see full answer.


Accordingly, what wood is used for stair risers?

Poplar is a good choice to be painted but its almost as soft as pine so it will dent. Not many people kick their toes into the risers as far as I know. Poplar is probably fine. Even pine should be OK.

Beside above, what color should stair risers be? It's fairly customary to paint stair risers a bright, glossy white while the stair tread gets a coat of protective stain. While this looks nice in formal spaces, it isn't always the best choice for all homes.

Furthermore, how much should a stair tread overhang the riser?

Nosings, the overhanging portion, must be curved with a radius under 0.56 inches. If the risers are solid, the nosing must project between 0.75 and 1.25 inches, and must be uniform between two stories, with variations of less than 0.375 inches. This applies to nosings on treads and landings.

Can I install all the stair treads before installing risers?

4 Answers. The riser is installed first for the reason that you want a nice tight fit along the top of the riser to the tread above it. An experienced carpenter will install the risers and treads from the top of the stairs down so that they can always be fitting the next riser against the bottom of the previous tread.

31 Related Question Answers Found

How do you attach stair risers?

What is the best glue for stair treads?

What size should stair treads be?


How thick should stair treads be?

Can I use plywood for stair risers?

How much can stair risers vary?


Can you use plywood for stair treads?

What can I use for stair treads?

What material is used for stair treads?


How do you install stair treads without nails?