Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Stair Skirtboard

Jon is okay with installing a skirtboard, now that I have figured out how.  I realized that skirtboards are pretty intricate: how to create a template, how to incorporate with baseboards nearby, what angle to cut boards for the transitions to the baseboards . . .  My biggest problem is matching a stair skirt with the original baseboards in the home:


So remodelaholic had a great post about their stairs that solved my problem--baseboard installed at a diagonal with triangle pieces at each stair:

remodelaholic.com, "Filling the Gaps Stair Remodel"

Can you see how this could work?


Our stairs are so classic:


I think that giving them a skirt will be worthwhile:


We get carpet in the basement any day now!!

3 comments:

  1. Hi Natalie,

    What a great idea - never thought of that before. Also, when you get a chance, could we chat via email? I have a question about your blog I'd like to ask you.

    Thank you!

    Warmly,
    Anna
    anna.t@arcadianhome.com

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  2. I wish the links to these posts were available. They sound very helpful.

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    1. Nikki,

      The "thisiscarpetry" link is: http://www.thisiscarpentry.com/2011/04/16/scribing-skirt-boards/

      And the "remodelaholic" link is:
      http://www.remodelaholic.com/2011/06/filling-the-gaps-stair-remodel/

      Hope that helps :)

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