Misc

Stair Parts Glossary of Terms

Stairs and banisters in general and stair parts specifically, compose a large assortment of stair terms that describe the many unique components used to create these elegant architectural features.  In order to make this blog more helpful, to better assist our customers in making informed decisions and as a general information resource, we’ve created a […]


Adding a Staircase to Your Deck

Considering adding a staircase to your deck? Decks are often a place of relaxation. They are also often the extension of the house to the garden or backyard. Therefore, they often have deck stairs leading to the garden below. But many homeowners are afraid of installing deck staircases because they think that it requires too […]


Solid or Veneered Stair Treads

A common question our customers often ask about stair treads is whether ours are solid or veneered.  WoodStair’s treads are solid glue-laminated as opposed to engineered or what many call veneered. Solid Stair Treads are several pieces of solid hardwood that are milled to thickness, straight lined, then glued together.  While it may be possible, […]


Black Walnut Stair Parts

Black Walnut is one of the most sought after domestic hardwoods in the United States.  It is highly prized for the deep rich brown color variations of its heartwood and the wealth of figures, from butts and burls to fiddleback, crotch, leaf, stripe, curly and more.  It has long been considered a premier domestic hardwood […]


Cheap Stair Parts

What exactly are cheap stair parts? This is not as straightforward a question as it seems. Cheap can mean either the best value for identical products or an inexpensive alternative. This is a subtle distinction that can make all of the difference. So, let’s analyze these two virtually opposite ideas that are so often confused […]


Wrought Iron Stair Railings

Interior wrought iron stair railings were quite popular years ago, but more people use wrought iron railings more for exterior use.  When you are trying to decide which type of railing you should secure your stairway with there are many different factors you should consider.  The first and most important factor is safety.  Stairs are used […]


Quality Stair Parts

Many people wonder if you can actually buy quality stair parts at a big box store. If you are only given the option of a yes or no answer the answer is no. The problem with big box stores is that they order a lot of their products in bulk from countries such as China. […]