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Old 03-03-2019, 05:05 PM   #1
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Hey Guy,

Looking for some advice on how to finish this stair cap in my basement.



This was my original thought but my wife thinks it looks off. ( The too cap is sitting off because I have to cut the horn on the stairs a bit.



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The rest of the stairs going to the second floor look like this.


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Old 03-03-2019, 05:08 PM   #2
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Never seen a stair skirt wrapped in carpet.
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That is how I would do it. Haven't seen stairs wrapped in carpet like that since the 90's.
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Itís really common here for stairs like that. Probably a cost thing for the builders.

Iím glad Iím not out to lunch on the best way to finish it. I hate making decisions like that for basements they are never simple
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DON'T DO IT!!!!

After trying many of her ideas....she'll come to the conclusion, that IS the best it can look. And you'll never get your time and materials back

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When I asked her how she wanted it she said ďI donít know ask contractor talkĒ.

She just thinks Iím doing it the easiest way and not the best way aesthetically
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So take it apart and do it 4 different ways, taking pictures of each. Then present it to your wife and have a discussion on it to figure out which one you like best. And after all that, it'll be the one you did first
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Seems funny with the wide board. Get the edges to meet, and work some trim detail magic.

(Then again, I'd be tempted to box it so I can put stuff on it.)
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Even better, box it with shelves inside for even more storage. Maybe a couple of doors....

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Looks nice. I would go with it and tell her to make you a sandwich.

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Little late posting this, but you could rip the cap the same as wall thickness, 1/4Ē reveal above the skirtboard. That way it would be continuous, casing would run a reveal line around the landing and die into the skirt at the level miter of the cap.


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