Fully Custom Stair Treads
Estate Millwork makes solid custom stair treads that can be configured for new construction in any thickness (typically 1"), or as replacement stair treads (typically 5/8"). Our treads can be ordered with square or bullnose profiling, or any custom profile as well. Treads can be ordered with or with out nosing, and the nosing options include left hand, right hand or both. Custom and odd sizes are no problem, and you can use our online quotation tool to price and order, or for move custom options, please send us your drawings or call to discuss.
Premium Hardwood Materials
Each stair tread we manufacture begins with FAS grade hardwood lumber, much of which we kiln dry in our proprietary kilns. The rough lumber is machined to the desired dimensions in our finish mill and then is carefully fashioned into premium quality treads which can optionally have nosings or profiling done. We grain match and reverse the grain of each board component in the stair, but we can also manufacture monolithic stair treads in thicknesses up to 4" and beyond. Our stock hardwood selection includes Red Oak, White Oak, Poplar, Mahgoany, Walnut -- over 15 species, but we can manufacture in any species you desire.
Quality. Made in USA.
Our plant uses only locally sourced domestic hardwoods and premium plantation imports. We do 100% of the processing in the USA, proudly. Much of our wood working equipment is American made and all of our machining, assembling and finishing is done in our state of the art facility in Western Pennsylvania. The skilled craftsmen who create our products, some in the third generation, take pride in each unit we assemble and enjoy the proud heritage that Appalachian hardwoods and Appalachian craftsmen can imbue to our timeless custom stair treads, risers and parts.
Red Oak, like most of the North American Oaks, is very hearty and grows quite large, it is a very dense hardwood with a medium, open-pored texture. It has a prominent grain stripe that is straight and can be coarser than White Oak when surfaced. Red Oak is a strong species that bends rather well due to its open grain structure, but it can dull cutting edges rapidly, so sharp tools are a necessity to prevent splintering.
It should be noted that due to its high level of tannins, Red Oak will corrode steel fasteners; this can then cause staining of the wood over time. Because of open pores and grain, Red Oak will finish well, but a uniform surface can sometimes be hard to obtain without a pore filler.