So I'm going to 86 the nasty-ass carpet on my two runs of stairs (tri level home...the runs are basically "half" runs) and replace whatever is under there with hardwood treads and risers and then stain the whole thing. The stairs have drywall on both sides. There are no existing skirtboards and there is no trim of any kind -- yes the carpet simply butts up to the wall. It looks horrible. So it seems I will also be installing new skirtboards to trim out the new treads/etc. So... I did some research and it is split 50/50 as to whether the treads/risers should be INBETWEEN the skirtboards, or if the skirtboards should be cut to lay ON TOP of the treads, almost like baseboard moulding. Putting the treads/risers between the skirtboards seems like it would be really difficult to get a nice, gap-free edge along the skirtboard. Doing it the other way looks like an even worse PITA though -- cutting out all those triangles and then notching to clear the bullnose of each tread -- but it would conceal edge issues assuming you could it to fit right. What would YOU do and why? I plan to use construction adhesive and screws to hold the treads and risers to the stringers. Any other tips will be appreciated.