8010 Starting Step

8010 Starting Step

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Product Description

Make a grand entrance on the 8010 Starting Step, elegantly rounded for a natural transition. Crafted from stain-grade quality wood, this beautiful starting step is created with either one or two rounded ends for a balanced appearance. The extra width also provides an attractive location to install either turned newels with volute handrail fittings or box newels. Balanced and welcoming, the 8010 Starting Step will stand the test of time.

Key Features

  • Starting Step
  • Rounded End(s)
  • Stain-Grade
  • Customizable

Rounded End

Each side of the 8010 Starting Step that does not attach to a wall requires a decorative Rounded End to accommodate a newel.There are three configurations available: Left, Right, and Double. NOTE: If both sides of the stair treads fit against a wall, you do not need a starting step.

To determine if a Left or Right Rounded End is required, stand at the bottom of the stairway and look up. If the right side is exposed, then you need a Right Rounded End. If the left side is exposed, then you need a Left Rounded End.

Double Rounded End starting steps are needed when both sides of the starting step are exposed. This style requires a special measurement called the “throat cut”, which you will need to provide when you place your order. To find the throat cut, measure the length between the inside of the Left and Right Rounded End. Each Rounded End adds 10 ⅜” per side.

Additional Style Options

  • Distressed Detailing
  • Hand Scraped Textures
  • Paint Grade Risers
  • Moulding


We are happy to accommodate your custom design. Please use the Special Order 8010 Starting Step Form to order a starting step fit your unique staircase. Give us a call if you have any questions.

Product Specifications


  • Total Height: 8 ½”
  • Riser Height 7 ½”
  • Tread Thickness: 1”
  • Depth including Front Edging: 11 ¼”
  • Depth with Front & Back Edging: 12 ½”
  • Throat Cut (between Notches): 36”, 42”, 48”, 54”, 60”, 66”, or 72”
  • Width of Rounded End: 10 ⅜” per side

Clear Finish & Stain Information

StairSupplies™ offers several premium stain and finish options for our products, depending on the product’s use. For Starting Steps, we offer both clear finishes and stains. Select a clear finish if you want to draw out the natural beauty and colors of the wood. If you prefer deeper, richer tones, our custom-mixed stains are the ideal choice for your Starting Steps.

All tread materials and products that are used underfoot are finished with a Conversion Varnish. Strong and resilient, this varnish is standard in the hardwood flooring industry. Our team of experts apply this specialty product onto each stair tread using a spray applicator for even, flawless coverage to protect your treads against heavy wear and tear

Wood Grain & Color Variation

At StairSupplies™ we believe that natural wood colors and visual textures add character to our products. With that in mind, we strive to match the grain and color of all of our wood products as closely as possible. However, due to the natural variation of wood products, there may be instances in which a perfect grain and color match is not possible. By ordering from StairSupplies™, you acknowledge that you are receiving a uniquely crafted product and there may be some variation in the grain and color of your wood products.

Completed Projects

This product has been used in the following "Completed Projects"

    Product Q&A

    2 years 7 months ago

    Does the starting step come fully assembled, or does it come in pieces? Do you have an exploded view of the pieces? Thank you!

    2 years 7 months ago

    Hi David,
    It doesn’t come fully assembled, it comes in two pieces. The riser (which has supports in the ends to ensure it maintains the rounded shape), and the tread. Unfortunately we don’t have any other pictures of this item. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

    1 year 11 months ago

    What is the thickness of the tread?

    1 year 11 months ago

    The tread is 1″ thick, and the riser is 7 1/2″ tall. So the overall height is 8 1/2″. Please let us know if you require something different.

    1 year 5 months ago

    Hi, do you sell the riser separately? I am looking for a paint-grade riser with 45 in throat and a 6.5 in rise. It needs to fit the tread I have, which is 66 in in total length with a diameter at the ends of 13.75in and tread depth of 11.25in. How much would that cost for product and shipping? Thanks!

    1 year 5 months ago

    Thank you for your question, Andrew. We can indeed sell a riser separately. Please contact us directly at sales@stairsupplies.com to discuss pricing.