Construction of Plank Stair Treads
I am in the midst of a basement remodel and would like to install plank stair treads that are approx. 48"x 2". I think oak will be the most suitable species. From pictures I have seen most treads look like one solid plank (they are not the rustic plank type - they are finished, stained etc). I am not a woodworker, but need to understand what type of construction would be best for this type of installation (stairs down to basement 7 total, butted up on one side to wall, other side open). I would like the look of one solid piece - what would be a reason to rip pieces of oak and glue vs. use one solid piece?