Finally after 15 years of planning we leap into our first really large home improvement project and installed solid red oak flooring in the hallway and stairwell.
The project went smoothly until we realized that we could not use the flooring for the tread part of the stairs! We were forced to buy $300.00 of solid unfinished red oak stair treads and finish them ourselves! We managed to match the stain to the flooring and after about a week of staining and urethaning we had 12 beautiful stair treads.
We love the results.