Stair Risers

Another product brought to you by Kerfkore Company.

Stair Risers are constructed with a hardboard face suitable for painting applications. It is also available with different veneer face options. The riser is designed for use on starting step applications where a bull nosed end is desired to provide a platform to mount the tread and banister railing.

Stair Risers are available in an 8" height with bendable end/ends to form the needed radius. The height can be reduced by edging on a table saw to a smaller width if needed. The product is shipped flat and by the use of a shaping rib can be bent and shaped into the desired form.

Stair Risers are designed to form a maximum diameter of 13" or it can be bent down to an 8" diameter if needed. This diameter is determined by the size of the bull nose needed for the particular application. The standard riser comes in an 8" wide (step height) so that it can be ripped down to match the needed step height.

Stair Risers are formed into the desired contour by the use of a curved forming rib. This rib should be machined to the correct shape and the riser then applied to this rib. Sometimes the use of a dado or rabbet is used to locate this rib for attachment. The rib should be glued, clamped and possibly pin nailed into place until dry.

Stair Risers are available in an economical paint grade and a variety of veneers including red oak, maple, pine and other specified veneers. Stair Risers are available in single or double nosed with different length options. A variety of substrates can be used as the core product such as plywood, particleboard and MDF.

The Stair Riser will consist of a rigid center section joined to the bendable Kerfkore on one or both ends. This allows for the riser to be shipped flat and then formed into the desired end radius by the use of a shaping rib. The product can create a diameter from 8" up to 13" without any telegraphing as found with other conventional bull nosed methods. Core materials of particleboard and plywood are available. Custom sizes made to customer specifications are available for reasonable quantities.


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IWF 2018

Aug 22, 2018 - Aug 25, 2018

International Woodworking Fair (IWF)

Georgia World Congress Center
285 Andrew Young International Blvd.
Atlanta, GA 30313

“R.B. Woodcraft's task was to fabricate a custom museum environment in a large studio glass show. Our success in creating the display components was facilitated by the use of a number of Kerfkore products including Kerfkore, Timberflex, Flexboard, and Foamkore. The variety of lengths, thickness, and bending tolerances helped us meet all the design and engineering challenges that this project presented.”
Gary Zarnowski, Project Manager, RB Woodcraft