Some friends bought a two-story house not too long ago, and they're interested in fixing the banged up treads on their stairs. The treads (and risers) are bamboo, and it's primarily the bullnoses on the treads that are banged up. I've never built or removed wooden stairs, so I'm in the dark about repairing them. It looks like the treads are just nailed on with finish nails, with the holes filled afterward. If that's the case, it seems they'd be relatively easy to remove. Am I missing something? (If the treads are tongue and groove, it becomes a bit trickier to remove just the bullnose, of course.)
Here's a couple of poor phone shots of the stairs in question. Please excuse the cat hair...I was visiting the day before cleaning day:
Any advice or suggestions (up to and including "run away") are appreciated.