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Fastening Plywood Nailers to Create Round Riser
 

Here's a good shot of the stair tread fastened to the stair stringers, with the upper and lower rounded nailer, ready for the plywood strips to create the round riser.

It's always a good idea to cut the length of your plywood strips, with the grain of the plywood. Cutting them in the opposite direction could create a weaker round riser.

If you're looking for some additional strength, it wouldn't be a bad idea to apply a good construction adhesive to the round nailers, before applying the plywood risers strips. Sometimes I've even applied the construction adhesive after I'm done building the circular riser.

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