Newel post


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newel post

[′nü·əl ‚pōst]
(civil engineering)
A pillar at the end of an oblique retaining wall of a bridge.
The post about which a circular staircase winds.
A large post at the foot of a straight stairway or on a landing.

Newel post

A tall post at the head or foot of a stair supporting the handrail, often ornamental.
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You will need to drill a pilot hole into the underside of the handrail to allow you to drive the screw through the handrail and firmly attach it to the newel post.
7 Screw the other end of the handrail to the bottom newel post, working from under the rail this time.
2 Tighten the bolts through the newel post and floor joists, ensuring the newel post is well secured to the floor joists.
HOW: Fix the handrail to the top and bottom newel post connectors.
There is a porch entrance into a reception hall with oak parquet floor and stairs to the first floor with original banister, spindles and newel posts. An open cloaks area has a leaded window to the front.
The hardwood legs are not usual table fare either; they're made from standard stairway newel posts. The rest of the wood parts are used in a unique way to complete the look of the table.
Anyone who adores period features from this era will be delighted to see a hallway packed full of charm, featuring highly decorative coving, dado rails and the original staircase complete with newel post, spindles and handrail.
``When he went up it, he would put his hand on the Newel post and say `nice bit of mahogany'.
RapidRail's components comprise a molded handrail, newel posts and tops, balusters, premortised top and bottom rails, hardware, newel post mounts, and skirts.
One was already impressive with a fabulous statement, fluted Newel post. A Newel is usually the central supporting pillar of a spiral staircase but can also refer to the upright post that supports the handrail of a stair bannister or the principal post at the foot of a straight flight of stairs.