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 Knotty Alder 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. Knotty Alder 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, handscraped, 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 ares. 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. Unfinished wood stair parts ship in 2 to 3 weeks. Prefinished wood stair parts ship in 3 to 4 weeks. Unfinished textured wood stair parts ship in 3 to 4 weeks. Prefinished textured wood stair parts ship in 4 to 5 weeks.
Our standard stair treads and risers are made with a two to three piece glue up.
For examples of our products, view our stair parts gallery.
Knotty Alder wood is light tan or light brown with a yellow or reddish ting. The fine even texture and moderate density of alder wood makes it easy to work with. Alder sands and polishes easily, stains readily, and seldom splits. We use only the higher quality grades of knotty alder lumber for our products.