Birch Stair Riser

Birch Stair Riser

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We use only the highest quality lumber for our products. All of our wood is sourced from trusted suppliers and milled in our state-of-the-art facilities.


We take complete care in packaging your product. If your product does arrive damaged or defective, we’ll replace it free of charge.

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Since 1958, The Hardwood Lumber Company’s expert craftsmen have produced high-quality hardwood products. Trust us to help you complete your project.
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Stain Match
Distressing Options Dings n Dents
Distressing Options Worm Holes
Distressing Options Chiseled Edge
Distressing Options Wire Brushed
Distressing Options Hand Scraped
Distressing Options Hand Planed Time worn
Distressing Options Saw Cut circular saw
Distressing Options Saw Cut band saw
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Birch Stair Riser Details

Birch takes stain extremely well. It can range from creamy white to yellowish (sapwood), to reddish-brown (heartwood). Birch is heavy, hard and strong, with a straight, close grain and a fine, even texture. We use only the higher quality grades of Birch lumber for our products.

Please Note: Because each piece of wood has its own unique character, grain and color will vary from the sample images shown. All Stair Risers are custom made to order. All orders revised or cancelled after going into production (within 24 hours after order is received) will have a restocking fee of up to 50%.

Create the Best Staircase for Your Home

Whether you pair your Birch Stair Risers with Birch Stair Treads or some other wood species, you have a lot of control over the look of your risers. All stair parts are custom made to your specifications.


Birch Stair Risers are available in any length up to 114” and either 7 ½” or 8” in depth. Risers over 48" in length may be slightly oversized with uneven ends.

Choose from Standard ¾” thickness or Retrofit ⅜” thickness. Retrofit Stair Risers are thinner because they are put directly over your existing stair riser.

Our stair treads and risers are made with a three to five piece glue up.


We offer various texture options on all our Wood Stair Treads and Risers, including hand-scraped, wire brushed, sawcut, and distressed. If you prefer to have your stair riser sanded smooth and have no texture, be sure to select NONE in the Texture Options.

The Wire Brushed Texture works best on wood with an open grain, such as Oak or Ash. On other tighter grain wood species, such as Birch, the Wire Brushed Texture will not have the same effect and will not be as visible.


Order your stair risers unfinished or prefinished with one of our various finishes. We recommend Tread Coat Varnish, a very durable two-component, commercial grade conversion varnish, specifically made for high traffic areas. 

We can also stain your Wood Stair Treads and Risers with a standard stain color or apply a custom stain of your choice, using our stain match service. 

Shipping Information

All wood stair parts are custom made to order. Shipping may vary depending on your customization options. Please provide for a standard lead of 1 to 2 weeks for processing, milling, and shipping of stair tread orders.

Note: Lead times may vary based on seasonal demand. Please contact our sales team online or by phone at 1-800-798-1269 for questions regarding current order lead times.


Birch sapwood is creamy white to yellowish, while the heartwood is reddish brown. Birch has a straight, close grain and a fine, even texture. The wood of birch is heavy, hard and strong. Birch takes stain extremely well. We use only the higher quality grades of birch lumber for our products.