Hickory is the hardest, heaviest and strongest American wood. The sapwood of hickory is white, tinged with inconspicuous fine brown lines while the heartwood is pale to reddish brown. Hickory is coarse-textured and the grain is fine, usually straight but can be wavy or irregular. The wood can be sanded to a good finish. Hickory grain pattern welcomes a full range of medium-to-dark finishes. Our character hickory stair treads have some knots and mineral streaks.
The Hardwood Lumber Company manufactures high quality handscraped retrofit stair treads at affordable prices. You will be very happy with the quality of our hickory handscraped retrofit stair treads. Our retrofit stair treads are milled with new state of the art equipment. We can make the retrofit stair treads with a left or right hand return. Or we can make them with a double end return to any length. Hickory handscraped retrofit stair treads are available in standard sizes or can be custom made to your specifications. Handscraped retrofit stair treads are also available in almost any other hardwood species.
All sizes are overall including the return(s). For example a single return 36" tread will have a 34-3/4" throat size.
The retrofit stair treads 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.
Handscraping adds a rustic look to any stair tread. Each of our treads is carefully scraped by hand.
We now offer staining and prefinishing on all our wood stair treads and risers. On our clear finishes we put on 3 coats of a commercial grade catalyzed varnish to give it a hard and durable finish. The prefinished stair treads end up looking great with a clear, natural finish that is hard to beat! On the stained wood stair treads and risers a stain is applied, then 3 coats of varnish. If you want your treads stained you can choose from one of Woodwright's standard stain colors
, or you can send us a sample to have color matched.
The handscraped retrofit stair treads on this page are prefinished. If you are looking for unfinished handscraped retrofit stair treads go to this page. unfinished handscraped retrofit stair treads
Lead time on prefinished handscraped retrofit stair treads is 3 to 4 weeks.