Step 4: Arrange the apron boards

marking the board where you will screw the apron
photo: Kristine Larsen
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Arrange the apron boards on the underside of the tread, leaving a ¾-inch reveal for the tread to overhang. Next, mark where you'll attach 2x4 interior blocking into which you'll screw the apron.
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    Tools List

    • nail puller
      nail puller
    • paint scraper
      scraper
    • speed square
      speed square
    • bar clamps
      bar clamp
    • jigsaw
      jigsaw
    • drill
      drill/driver, with countersink combo bit
    • torpedo level
      torpedo level
    • hammer
      hammer

    Shopping List

    1. Salvaged spindles

    2. Salvaged stair tread

    3. Rough-sawn pine board, or salvaged riser

    4. 2x4, for blocking

    5. 3 ½-inch deck screws

    6. 1 5/8 screws

    7. 8d finishing nails