Hey guys. I have a 1950s split level home I bought several months back. I remodeled the upstairs and used luxury laminate flooring since the prior wood flooring was badly damaged (someday I will have it professionally refinished, but that's besides the point). I removed a chunk of the old stair skirt to install the flooring and am looking to install a new stair skirt that will be compatible with my trim.
The trim I'm using throughout the whole upstairs and (eventually downstairs) is 1/2" thick. It looks like this: https://i.imgur.com/Pq0YQIc.jpg
The previous stair skirt is 3/4" thick, and I'm noticing most pieces of replacement wood at HD / Lowes are also 3/4" thick. I don't really see a whole lot in the way of 1/2" thick wood that appears straight / flat enough to be a suitable replacement.
It looks like I'm left with one of two options: I either go with 3/4" baseboard wood from HD / Lowes, and run my trim along it, which would not be flush and in my mind would look silly. Or I can call around to various lumber yards to see if they sell 1/2" boards.
If I do stick with 3/4" wood, I could also run a router along the edge so it looks a little more flattering with the trim on top... I'm new to this, so any pointers would be super appreciated!
Here's what the staircase currently looks like: https://imgur.com/a/r1mjGen
Here's what I envision the replacement stair skirt and trim to look like: https://imgur.com/a/QcNeiFn