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I am starting to work on the stairs that lead to my basement, I noticed that the right side skirt board is unevenly installed. It sticks out 1.4 inches in the beginning and then slowly packed inside, to leave only 1/2 inch at the end. Apart from removing the skirt board and re-installing it the right way with extra shims for the end, is there anything I can do to fix these?

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  • That can't be 2 inches at the top unless it's built from something other than standard two-by lumber. It appears only slightly wider than the 1/2" area. Please check your measurements. Have you removed the white trim to see what's going on back there? – isherwood Jul 6 at 20:50
  • Sorry my bad, re-checked it is 1.4 inches in the beginning. Also I have not removed this set of trims yet as this leads to the main floor. Still finalizing the list of supplies before getting started. – Naveen Cotha Jul 6 at 20:52
  • If those are actually stringers, as opposed to decorative skirts, there's not much you can do. We really need to have a good understanding of how those stairs were built. – isherwood Jul 6 at 20:54
  • Were it my home I'd be pulling off any and all non-structural parts to see what's what and move toward a more standard arrangement. You've got some odd stuff happening there, with lots of room for improvement. – isherwood Jul 6 at 20:56
  • Thanks, will try to pull out non-structural things and go from there. No this is not a replacement for earlier question. I am going to work on getting it fixed and ask any follow up questions in its appropriate question. – Naveen Cotha Jul 6 at 21:02

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