Retrofitting a Skirtboard
Watch carpenter Chris Whalen as he devises a creative solution to a botched skirtboard.
To complete the rebuild of this staircase and bring it up to the level of the homeowners’ original expectations, Chris needs to address the skirting. This is arguably the most challenging aspect of this job because this is where the previous carpenter made his most egregious blunders. He totally ignored the standard treatment of hanging the treads and risers over the skirtboard. Instead, he just hacked everything too short and tried to dress up his mess with a few bits of trim.