How to Update Oak Stair Treads and Risers | Ask This Old House

5May 2019


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While the risers could have also been replaced, Tom thought it would be easier and just as effective to apply a veneer over them to give them a cleaner look that matched the new treads. Tom applied a pressure backed 20 PSA red oak veneer, which is manufactured by Veneer Technologies (https://amzn.to/2ITqr9u). He ordered one 4’x8’ sheet for the whole set of stairs.

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To secure the treads in place, Tom used 8d finish nails and construction adhesive, which is manufactured by Gorilla Glue (https://amzn.to/2GVAQiA).

Expert assistance with this segment was provided by Atlantic Plywood (http://atlanticplywood.com/).

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