8041 Starting Step


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Product Description

Start on the right footing: make the 8041 Starting Step at home on your stairway. Artfully crafted in your selection from over 20 species of stain-grade wood, this starting step adds a regal presence to your stairway. Transition seamlessly from one level to the next with the perfect location to install a box newel or turned newel with volute fitting. Customized for your home, this is a style you and your family will cherish for generations.

Key Features

  • Starting Step
  • Flush Mount
  • Rounded Front
  • Stain-Grade
  • Customizable

Rounded Front Flush Mount

There are three configurations of Rounded Front Flush Mounts available: Left, Right, and Double. To determine if a Left or Right style is required, stand at the bottom of the stairway and look up. If you would like the Rounded Front Flush Mount on the right, then you need the Right style. If you’d like it on the left side, then you need a Left Rounded Front Flush Mount. The Double style simply has both a Right and Left Rounded Front Flush Mount.

Additional Style Options

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

Note, wood products may have varying amounts of staves due to the varying thicknesses of lumber that comes in each bunk and the width of the product.


We are happy to accommodate your custom design. Give us a call, one of our experts are happy to assist you!

Product Specifications


  • Total Height: 8 ½”
  • Riser Height 7 ½”
  • Tread Thickness: 1”
  • Depth including Front Edging: 11 1/2”
  • Width: 36”, 42”, 48”, 54”, 60”, 66”, or 72”

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.

Interior Use Only

This product may contain glue joints and is designed for interior use only.

Product Q&A

Bill Kane
8 years 5 months ago

I need the tread only for an 8041 step. Right quarter turn only. Red oak, 48″ long. Is this available? If so, please indicate pricing.

Stair Supplies
8 years 5 months ago

Hi Billy,
We can definitely make just the tread. The pricing would be 50% of the price for the tread & riser. You can either order the full item online, and add a note, or you can place your order over the phone.
Please let us know if you have any other questions.

ken matsuda
7 years 11 months ago

Please let me know if you can make the tread only for a right and left quarter turn, red oak, 66″ long

Stair Supplies
7 years 11 months ago

Hi Ken,
Yes, we can definitely make a double return tread at 66″ long. You can place an order for a 72″ piece and just let us know to cut it down, or you can place the order over the phone.
Let us know if you have any other questions.

Keith Graham
7 years 10 months ago

Do you offer a wire brushed finish?

Stair Supplies
7 years 10 months ago

Unfortunately we don’t, we can offer a hand scrapped finish, but not wire brush.

keith graham
7 years 10 months ago

How do you secure the first step to an existing staircase?

Stair Supplies
7 years 10 months ago

I’d suggest you check with your contractor to see their recommendation, as it partially depends on your specific application. However one way to do it is to use L brackets on the inside of the step to fasten it to the floor and to the first riser. You can then install the tread just like you install all your other treads (glue & nail).

7 years 8 months ago

I need over all 65″ (can do 66″ if that is standard). flush to the wall with a left hand return. It’s for a basement so nothing fancy, but I do want to stain it. The bottom stair lines up with the wall at the bottom, no wrap around. The riser is rotten and it looks easier to replace the whole thing rather than monkey with the pieces.

Stair Supplies
7 years 8 months ago

Thank you for your interest in our 8041 Starting Step, Karen. It sounds like you might have a few special circumstances surrounding your project. If it is required, we would likely be able to offer you a customized product to meet your specific needs. Please email us directly at [email protected], so that we can learn how we can best assist you.