Can I use white hardboard for risers?

by Cherade

I like the look of the white risers for wood looking stairs. The person that will be doing this has informed me that the wood on my stairs (carpet covered) doesn't fully reach the sides leaving a gap. Is there any reason why I should not use white glued on headboard sheets as risers?

  3 answers
  • William William on Aug 15, 2018

    If the gaps are not that wide no reason you can't. If the gaps are pretty wide glue in some wood strips to fill the gaps then the hardboard.

    • Cherade Cherade on Aug 16, 2018

      Thank you William. I will know once the carpet has been actually removed but I am hoping it might be about a half inch at most.

  • Clb17823226 Clb17823226 on Aug 15, 2018

    I used a 1/8 plywood and contact cement the spray on type.

    • Cherade Cherade on Aug 16, 2018

      Thank you. It's good to know someone has already done this. Did you use the white board or have it painted?

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Feb 01, 2021

    Hello Cherade,

    You could use hardboard or MDF and paint that to suit!