Q: The steps on my staircase are maple. I have already sanded them and I need to fill some holes and polyurethane them. What should I use?
A: I would suggest visiting your local hardwood retailer who should carry several different types of wood filler, colour matched to your maple steps. You likely don’t need much. Perhaps just a small jar.
Nail holes and moisture
We just had a 3/4 inch common white oak floor put into the addition of our house. It is way too dark and even after bleaching it is still too dark. We would like to have it replaced. How do we deal with any damage that may occur to the…
Currently we have carpeted stairs with open risers from our lower level to upper level. What is the best way to replace with hardwoods?
Nail holes with black rims
we are redoing oak hardwood floors in a 1959 bungalow. When we do this we will be removing a small floating closet that will have nails through the floor. How do we remove the black marks from around the nail holes before we fill them?
Removing soft putty from nail holes
Q: I used wood putty instead of a sandable wood filler on some shelves that I built and now I find out that the putty does not get hard. Ouch, my stupidity I know, but do you know of a way to remove the putty from the nail holes so…
I am building a custom staircase, with 12" Aluminum C-channel for stringers. I am looking for solid wood treads, around 2" thick, by roughly 12" wide, and 36" long. Walnut, Oak, or light Cherry are valid wood options. Can you please tell me if you have anything along these lines?