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newel

the central pillar of a winding staircase, esp one that is made of stone

Newel

The central post or column which provides support for the inner edges of the steps in a circular staircase and around which the steps wind.

newel

newel, 1
1. The central post or column around which the steps of a circular staircase wind, and which provides support for the staircase.
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Although the newel posts are made from 4-inch by 6-inch posts, the olive cross sections coupled with the up-and-down tapering make the post look unconquerable and yet not stocky," he adds.
2 Cut the notch from the bottom of newel post so it will be flush with the decking joist it is to be fixed to.
28) See Newels on the classification of the genres (42-53), and on tragicomedy (125-52).
Details include original oak panelling, a wide staircase with decorative newels and balustrading, ornate plasterwork, wide mullions, large bright rooms, oak flooring and proper, working fireplaces.
The front is aligned on the foot of the staircase that rises from the hall in short flights round an open well, which is a typical mid-17th century arrangement, with turned balusters, square newels with big acorn-shaped finials.
Above the oak newels and balustrade of the galleried landing is a magnificent painting depicting the four seasons of nearby Cader Idris by C Findlay of the Scottish Academy.
Products: Squares, dimension, dowels, furniture parts, stair balusters, solid & laminated newels, sports & musical components, FSC certified
As part of the agreement, Richard Burbidge will continue to supply stairpart components, including spindles, newels and handrails to Brankbrook and, potentially, to other parts of the Stairways Group, from its Oswestry factory.
Through its Creative Custom Components division, offerings include components for the kitchen and bath, building products, furniture, store fixture and tool handle industries, with recurring products such as kitchen island columns, bun feet, round and square tapered legs, columns of all sorts and sizes, finials, newels, box newels, balusters, hand rails, rail fittings and other stair components.
You can choose from different woods, different styles of spindle and different shapes and sizes of newel posts including half newels plus decorative newel caps.