Home Improvement--General/Wood split on stairs



I removed an old carpet from my wood stairs(indoor).

On 4 stairs - the wood was split across the middle (from left to right) Money is tight - what would be the most cost effective way of repairing the steps.

Thank you,


Hi Mike,

Are you planning on re-covering the stairs?  Can you tell what kind of wood it is?  Is there any way you can send me some pictures of the splits and how the tread pieces are placed on the riser. One more question:  how thick are the treads and how wide are they?

Let me know and I'll give you some ideas how to take care of this for very little money.

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Steve Young


I will answer questions dealing with home improvement. My specific areas of expertise are flooring (except carpeting), all types of carpentry, water treatment, and minor electrical. I have also built several treehouses and am currently considering expanding my business to concentrate on children's play areas. I love working with all kinds of wood. My favorite types of home repair/remodeling are water treatment, hardwood flooring, cabinetry, bathroom remodeling, and kitchen remodeling. I also have knowledge in residential water treatment, including filters, softeners, reverse osmosis systems and various other types of treatment systems.


I have been working in various forms of construction both personally and professionally for the past 20 years. I am currently the Owner/Contractor of a home repair/remodeling company.

I have a BS in Environmental Engineering and have done Masters work in Management Development. I have also attended various community college and fine arts classes in the Piedmont Triad area and EPA water quality certification classes.

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