If you are thinking of building a new set of stairs here are a few tips for you starting with the wood balusters you should pick out. First you have to make sure that the balusters are going to be the same species of wood as the rest of your balustrade. It will stick out a ton if it is a different species. So you want to make sure you get that right before you proceed to any other part of the project. There are many different types of wood balusters so you want to get some that really match your personality.
When you are going to pick your wood stair treads it isn’t as crucial to make them the same species. Often times the treads will be covered by carpet. This means you won’t ever see them anyways so you can get a less expensive species for the treads. If you are going to cover some of it but not all you can find a false end cap that will give the look of a full tread in the same species but you don’t have to go the whole way with it. You can use an less expensive particle board for the rest of the tread.