Premium Quality Prefinished Knotty Alder Replacement Wood Stair Tread.
Knotty Alder features a color range of a light brown heartwood with reddish or peach tones, to a light sapwood. Knotty Alder is similar in character to Pine, and may have both small and large solid, open knots that vary in size, shape, and color. Knotty Alder often has small and large split knots and open knots that may go completely through the wood.
All of our stair treads are made from top quality hardwoods. Our wood stair treads are not engineered and do not have a veneer. For all prefinished wood stair treads, a special catalyzer is added to a commercial grade, 45 sheen conversion varnish. Three coats are applied to each tread. This finish is hard and durable! Your prefinished Knotty Alder replacement wood stair tread(s) will be custom made and shipped within three weeks. Wood stair treads are available unfinished, prefinished or prestained. We are proud to use Woodwright products to finish and stain our wood stair treads.
For prefinished wood stair treads, three coats of our clear conversion varnish will be applied.
For prestained wood stair treads, a stain is applied, then three coats of varnish. If you choose to have your wood stair tread prestained, we will email you after the order is placed to find out which color you have chosen. You can select from any Woodwright color and choices are shown here.
Replacement stair treads, also know as retro fit stair treads, are designed to fit over your existing stair case, usually replacing carpet. Our prefinished Knotty Alder replacement wood stair treads are 3/4" thick, with a 1" thick bullnose. The bullnose is made by gluing a thin board to the bottom front of the 3/4" thick tread and then rounding the front of the entire 1" section. The bullnose is 1" thick and 1-1/4" deep. The wood tread is constructed by edge gluing boards together side by side. The number of boards is usually three or four, but can range from two to five. These stair treads ship slightly over length. The only exception is double return treads which ship at exact length.
If you want a bullnose on the side of the stair tread, order a return. A return is a separate piece with a bullnose attached to the side of the tread. Returns should be ordered from the perspective of walking up the stairs.
The ordered dimensions always reflect the overall dimensions, including the bullnose and any returns.
Note: A return does not affect the overall length of the tread. Our returns are 1-1/4" wide. If you are measuring throat size, add 1-1/4" for each side that has a return.
The treads listed below are 3/4" thick with a 1" bullnose.
The Knotty Alder replacement stair treads on this page are sold prefinished.
For unfinished replacement stair treads, click on unfinished Knotty Alder replacement stair treads.
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Ships in three weeks.