Selecting The Right Wood for Stairs

Choosing a the best species of wood for your stairs will depend on factors such as usage or other woods used in the home. This is a guide about selecting the right wood for stairs.


August 9, 2009 Flag
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I'm trying to pick out the right wood for a staircase. I have already stained the floor, southern yellow pine, to a dark coffee color. The problem I'm having is identifying the species of wood that would be the best match for the hand rail and newel posts. I can only pick from maple, oak, and popular.

By Ron from Geneseo, IL

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August 10, 20090 found this helpful

I suggest to get the one close to the color of the floor. Good luck.

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August 12, 20090 found this helpful

I'd select the hardest wood - because in a few years you'll be more concerned about durability than color.

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August 31, 20090 found this helpful

Oak will have too strong a grain pattern. Pick the one that matches the texture of your pine, you can customize stain easily.

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