The Hardwood Lumber Company manufactures high quality Wood Stair Treads and Stair Risers at affordable prices. You will be very happy with the quality of our Character Walnut Stair Treads. Our Stair Treads are milled with new, state of the art equipment. We can make the Stair Treads with a left or right hand return, or we can make them with a double end return in any length. Character Walnut Stair Treads are available in standard sizes or can be custom made to your specifications. Stair Treads and Risers are also available in almost any other hardwood species. Custom Wood Stair Tread options include thick stair treads for Floating Stair Treads, Winder Stair Treads, and Retrofit Stair Treads, in any custom sizes you might need. We offer various texture options on all our Wood Stair Treads including, hand-scraped, wire-brushed, sawcut, and distressed. All our Wood Stair Parts, including Wood Stair Treads and Risers, can be ordered unfinished or prefinished with 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.
All Stair Treads are custom made to order, therefore all orders revised or cancelled after going into production, (approximately 2 to 3 days after order is received), will have a restocking fee of up to 50%.
Retrofit Stair Treads, also known as Retreads, are made to fit over your existing stairs. Our standard Retrofit Stair Treads are 3/4" thick, with an overhang on the front edge measuring 1" thick x 1-1/4" deep.
The depth selected when placing an order will be the overall depth, including the overhang.
Returns are 1-1/4" wide and extend 1-1/2" past the back side of the tread. A left or right hand return is determined by standing at the bottom of the stairs looking up. Stair Treads and Risers over 48" long may be slightly oversize with uneven ends. All sizes are overall, including the return(s). For example, a single return 36" tread will have a 34-3/4" throat size, a double return 48" tread will have a 45-1/2" throat size.
Our Stair Treads are sanded and maintained perfectly on top, while the bottom is left in a potentially rough state, untouched, because when installed, it will never be visible.
Our Standard Stair Treads and Risers are made with a two to three piece glue up.
Because each piece of wood has its own unique character, grain and color will vary from the sample images shown.
If you prefer to have your stair tread sanded smooth and have no texture, be sure to select NONE in the Texture Options.
Wire Brushed Texture works best on wood with an open grain, such as White Oak, Red Oak, and Ash. On other tighter grain wood species, the Wire Brushed Texture will not have the same effect and will not be as visible.
Unfinished Character Walnut Stair Treads ship within three weeks, prefinished Character Walnut Stair Treads have a production time of up to four weeks.
For examples of our products, view our stair parts gallery.
The sapwood of walnut is creamy white, while the heartwood is light brown to dark chocolate brown, occasionally with a purplish cast and darker streaks. Walnut is generally straight-grained, but sometimes with wavy or curly grain that produces an attractive and decorative figure. Walnut works easily with hand and machine tools, and nails, screws and glues well. It holds paint and stain very well for an exceptional finish and is readily polished. Our character walnut stair parts are made by mixing the heartwood and sapwood and may also have some tight knots.