The curtail tread.
The curtail is one of the fanciest starts to a stair, it is designed solely for the Monkey’s tail and the curves in the tread match the curves in the handrail. This is one of the harder treads to manufacture. The Monkey’s tail will normally
The Monkey’s tail set over this style of tread will have a wreathing turn leading into the main part of the Monkey’s tail, this will allow the Monkey’s tail to set over the stairs at the same height as the handrail run and thus remove the need for an extended newel post to come up to the raised height of the handrail, This is aesthetically a more pleasing look.
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