Repair of wooden stairs

Repair of wooden stairs – The most common problem with wooden ladders is that they start to creak. However, they also undergo natural damage and the loss of some of their pieces, especially the lower stages.

Easy to repair stairs will partly depend on whether you have access to the underside of a flight of stairs. In some cases, this access can be plastered or paneled, which means the ability to perform work only on the outside stairs.

How to construct a wooden staircase

Horizontal flat surface of the ladder by which we walk, called steps. Vertical member connecting the stage to the stairs, called the rise of the stairs. Stage with their lifts are joined together in different ways: butt, in a dowel or tie-pin in the slot.

How to stage and climbs the steps are connected, in turn, one side of the external – butt, and the other – with wall stringer provided that this step string (open) type, ie repeats polyline steps and lifts, if a string enclosed, with parallel sides, then all elements of the tie-end rally in the slot.

Stairs and their device

Connection punch used in the string open, amplified by plugging long smeared glue wedges, but in both cases the reverse side of each interface between the step and the rise stage, standing below it, usually small in size amplified triangular blocks planted on the glue.

Repair steps of a ladder

Reinforcing blocks may weaken, and some – generally fall off. If the blocks are not available, you can make a new, cutting diagonally wood 50 mm square-section bar segments. When installing new units or secondary mounting screw their old screws from both sides: as a stage, and to the rise of stage and smear them before this glue. With regard to shatter blocks, perhaps, in order to put them on the adhesive, you have to pluck them from the installation sites.


Converging on no wedges are used for lasting retention levels and rises in a closed stringer, but eventually begin to become loose stage. Best in this case, remove all wobbly steps in order so that you can clean them as well as jacks for face occurrences of old adhesive residues. If in some places there are no wedges, make new, sharpened piece of wood and using the old sample wedge. Spread wedges and rallying nest glue hammer vertical and then horizontal wedges that reason must come into contact with the bottom of the vertical wedges.

Securing levels

If cranky joint between the back of stage and climbing steps, located above, you can tighten the screws from the bottom reinforcing – through the rear edge to the bottom edge of stage lift. In those places stairs to access the rear of the impossible, strengthen this joint top with a pair of rectangular metal brackets, crashed into the back edge of the stage and the outer surface of the head. Make the slots a little deeper than the thickness of the brackets, set them in place and tighten screws.

If cranky joint between the front stage and the rise just below, and you can not get under the stairs to  gain blocks and / or wedges to score, you can strengthen this joint screws. Drill pilot holes through the thickness of the rise in the level, making sure that the drill enters the lift, as well as increase the inlet diameter of the holes and drown them in the heads of screws, spinning them through a stage in the recovery. If possible, disconnect the mating edges using a chisel mason, remove debris, and seal the joint with screws, pre-treating it with adhesive surface.

If you are deprived of such access is to enhance interface make grooves on the outer surface of the rear of the stage and the adjacent face of the head, and then set in the slots square brackets and tighten their screws. To shatter step to strengthen the outside, drill it through holes penetrating exactly along the midline of the rib lifting steps, and tighten the screws in them.

Repair damaged stair steps

It is unlikely that you will have to change the whole stage. The most vulnerable spot – projecting edge (overhang) stage, its rounded front edge – will be constantly taking damage. Fortunately, this edge is relatively easy to replace. Note that part of the overhang, you want to replace, and a circular saw cut it, smooth out the cut with a chisel. Speel end tip at an angle of 45 degrees. From a piece of board make a new insert that exactly matches the cut-out portion, drill it through the pilot holes for the mounting screws that penetrate into the rest of the stage. Ream the hole and made them before the plant box on glue and screw it screws.

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