tread return

tread return

tread return
In an open stair, the continuation of the horizontal rounded edge of the tread, beyond the stair stringer.
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An elegant easy tread return staircase with barley twists, spindles and a carved balustrade leads to the upper floor.
The main accommodation of the first floor is reached by an oak, easy tread return staircase with barley twist balustrades.