Starter risers are made of .75 inch thick Masonite backed with particle board. Available with wood veneer or primed white. The standard riser height is 7.5 inches. As this is a veneered product textures cannot be applied to this product, be sure to consider this when configuring your staircase. If you choose to add textures to your standard solid wood risers the starter riser will not match as it will be smooth.