And finally my custom wood bullnoses have been finished - almost. One piece should come in today. It was supposed to be finished Saturday but the guy wanted to double check the templates to make sure he had them correct.
Each piece is made a little long to we have to trim them on site - this is why they don't match up right now in the shots. Also, they tend to blend in with the plywood but will have a lot of contrast against the carpet.
Here they are set up on top of the right steps. The gap will disappear when the end is cut to fit the length:
Here you can see the right edge is too long - this was done on all the pieces so we could miter them if need be. Also we need to make them snug with the baseboard as well. The front facings will have a veneer of knotty alder to match.
The bottom step, while not fitted in just yet, shows very much like the finished step noses will look like.
Here is a shot of the back steps with their bullnose pieces laid out for install. These were some sharper curves and fairly tough to do I suspect.