The Hardwood Lumber Company manufactures high quality wood stair treads and 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 stairs, winder 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, 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. We also provide stain match service.
Standard stair treads are a full 1" thick. Retrofit stair treads also known as retreads are made to fit over your existing stairs. Our retrofit stair treads have a 1" thick bullnose with a 1-1/4" overhang. The body is 3/4" thick.
Returns are 1-1/4" wide and extends 1-1/2" past back side of the tread. Left or right return is determined by standing at 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.
All wood stair parts are custom made to order. 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.
Unfinished wood stair parts ship within two to three weeks. Prefinished wood stair parts ship within three 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.