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Finishing Off Underside of Staircase

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We have an oak and glass staircase, with risers and treads in MDF, so we can carpet it.  The underside will be visible, so what do we do ?  I have thought of 2 options.  One plasterboard it or try to get some oak plywood to cover it.  This though will need an oak trim to finish it off.  Could you post pics of your finished staircases and any other advice would be gratefully received.

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10 minutes ago, Boris said:

We have an oak and glass staircase, with risers and treads in MDF, so we can carpet it.  The underside will be visible, so what do we do ?  I have thought of 2 options.  One plasterboard it or try to get some oak plywood to cover it.  This though will need an oak trim to finish it off.  Could you post pics of your finished staircases and any other advice would be gratefully received.

This is all I did with ours 

I was tempted to use an oak ply

But thought it may look a little dark 

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Plasterboard is neat enough.  Also more fire resistant.

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Thanks for that.  Our staircase has 1/4 turn no landing.  Here are some pics.

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Our carpenter used oak veneered MDF. Looks identical to the rest of the staircase.

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