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    Making your own bullnose stair trim

    The joists are east west in the picture The boards will go north south, the red arrows are how the work will progress
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    Making your own bullnose stair trim

    This is what I represented in post #10 The problem is at the open end. I think that using the manufacturer provided nose and trim like the one that is already there, to cover the step is going to be the easiest way. That will allow me to leave the existing riser in place, I just need to cut the...
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    Making your own bullnose stair trim

    I do not want to remove the existing steps for two reasons: it is a lot of work and it will be difficult to install matching steps there and the top of the stairs will raise 3/4" anyway So that forces me to install hardwood floor on top of them. Because the manufacturer bullnose is 1" thick and...
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    Making your own bullnose stair trim

    Not sure what you mean by sandwiching the two and routing them If I want to use the piece from the manufacturer then I can do the below, practically dress the stairs in the new hardwood but the problem here is the edging of the open end for those three stairs Dark brown is the existing 1"...
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    Making your own bullnose stair trim

    I guess I will have to wait for the manufacturer but the installer is starting tomorrow. While I will do the stairs myself I need a solution for the top strip that will transition the floor to the stairs, the one highlighted in the picture. What can the installer do to finish his work? To the...
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    Making your own bullnose stair trim

    Fabricating my own is a problem here since I won't be able to match the finish I do not see how using a planner and a thin layer obtained from the existing hardwood will solve my problem, unless you are assuming that I would be able to create some sort of veneer based on the hardwood that is...
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    Making your own bullnose stair trim

    the floor is excellent quality I think it has 3/16" layer of hardwood (3/4" thick boards) yes that is my problem, matching that finish. Even if I get the color right (Sherwin Williams can do it for me) the sheen of the color won't match even if this is a matt color, if I bevel that edge it will...
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    Making your own bullnose stair trim

    I am having a hard time with the engineered hardwood floor retailer that sold me the hardwood floor that is being installed next week I tried to order a manufacturer made square bullnose piece and I was paying through my nose for it, 180CAD for 96" and needed like three to start with and I was...
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    Can these glass panels be installed according with the code ?

    no, my calculation was wrong -when I determined the angle and the required distance for the top ends to align I knew that there will be an 8" elevation difference between two consecutive steps and I wrongly translated that for calculation purposes (see where the 8" is in this picture at the top...
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    Can these glass panels be installed according with the code ?

    While my other answer works to install the above if the calculated distance between two panels would be 5", in fact the real distance between two panels was calculated wrong, the 8" distance is actually between the highest point of two consecutive panels Here is what what the numbers look like...
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    Can these glass panels be installed according with the code ?

    that is what I going to try next, contact another supplier
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    Can these glass panels be installed according with the code ?

    the manufacturer instructions recommend brackets and I want to install them in this application If I had that kind of support I would not use brackets at all. See their pictures for how it is installed I do not see how installing something at the bottom addresses the problem of space between two...
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    Can these glass panels be installed according with the code ?

    I am having a problem with the way the three glass panels that have the diagonal cut at the top will be installed, I am not sure how well they will align as the the angle of the stairs is ~44 degrees while the angle of the cut will be ~56 degrees. Considering the geometry of my stairs, if I...
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    How do you finish stairs with one open end if you want to install hardwood floor on the stairs ?

    Ok this is what is going to be. Notice some slight changes: -the posts are all aligned -the longer rail segments that are parallel with the line of posts will be attached to the posts and not as depicted, using smaller pieces of rail. -there is no posts on the steps so this should make it more...
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    How do you finish stairs with one open end if you want to install hardwood floor on the stairs ?

    I ordered matching bullnose from the hardwood manufacturer for all those three steps to the right and the top of the stairs you are asking about
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    How do you finish stairs with one open end if you want to install hardwood floor on the stairs ?

    Not even close. The project will hit the drawing board soon so there will be more questions Not sure if you guys want to hear them -they are borderline woodworking and flooring. Ex the best way to replace the strips that support the bottom posts -the two posts that sit on the landing area...
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    How do you finish stairs with one open end if you want to install hardwood floor on the stairs ?

    to recap I am removing the existing floor (3/8" old hardwood) I will be left with diagonal boards On top of that I asked for 3/8" plywood to insulate and air tight the basement and to add more support to the staples/nails that would be used to install the floor On top of the plywood I will have...
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    How do you finish stairs with one open end if you want to install hardwood floor on the stairs ?

    The top step of the three stairs section will get raised 3/4" because of the hardwood That is forcing me to add 3/4" of hardwood floor to each of the steps adding what you said will not match that
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    How do you finish stairs with one open end if you want to install hardwood floor on the stairs ?

    I have one open end so rounded is more difficult to finish at that end
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    How do you finish stairs with one open end if you want to install hardwood floor on the stairs ?

    Nothing like that here in Canada This is all we have https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/categories/building-materials/moulding-and-millwork/stair-parts/stair-treads-and-risers.html
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