Published January 8, 2016 at 0 × 0 in The STAIRS of our affection. The stairs after installation and before the storage is built beneath. ‹ Return to post 2 replies » What is the point for the rabbet on the treads for the steel plate? Is it just aesthetic or does it add structural stability? LikeLike Reply Ibecause of the mitered corner the thin face veneer of the plywood would be too vulnerable to abuse and could peak or chip up if accidentally kicked or the like over time so the steel plate fortifies the corner condition. I like the look without it better but that is why we did it. LikeLike Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.