4″ Wood Newel Post


Traditional deck rail post, of much higher quality than what’s found in lumber yards or home centers.


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A traditional turned or square Deck Rail Post provides the strength and support for your porch balustrade.  These cedar newel post designs match our stock spindle designs and create a beautiful flow-through effect when installed. No post cap is required – the balltop is turned on the post itself as one solid piece.

Actual Width: 3 1/2″ wide.  Specify 48″ or 60″ tall.  Use with our 4″ class Porch Rail Systems.  Made of CLEAR Western Cedar.  Made of one solid piece of wood; NO finger joint lamination which means they will look and last better over the decades.

Bottom square portion: 16″ (48″ Newel), 28″ (60″ Newel).
Turned portion: 15″
Top square portion: 12″
Balltop portion: 5″

The 4×4 newel post anchor hardware kit fits 3 1/2″ wood posts.  It features a steel tube that drives up inside wood posts creating beautiful and strong anchoring connections.  This newel post fastening kit includes a Post Anchor, fasteners for wood, and instructions.  Concrete fasteners are not included.  To install, you’ll need a 1 1/4″ dia. x 1 7/8″ deep hole saw (not included, available at any hardware store).  This product has been independently tested according to establish procedures set out in the IRC for the USA and CBC for Canada.  It can be used as a code compliant post anchoring component in one and two family residential guard rail applications when installed according to these directions and conditions of use:
Max rail height 36″ (42″ California)
Max 4×4 post spacing 6′ (4′ California)
Max rail height 42″
Max 4×4 post spacing 6′ o.c.
Max rail length from fixed end (corner) to a fixed end 36′
Max rail length from fixed end to unfixed end 18′

PRIMING OPTION: Premium primer in flat white available as an option, which allows for immediate installation.  Expect some blemishes in the primer from shipping.  This is normal and will not affect the finished result when painted after installation.

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Wood Porch Newel Posts Proudly Made in the USA.

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Our woodwork is stronger and longer lasting than woodwork produced by others.  Why?  Because we use better materials!

Western Cedar is a great outdoor use wood that has been the standard throughout the US for many decades.  Usually when people say simply “cedar”, this is the wood they are referring to.  It is highly resistant to decay and very beautiful, and we use only CLEAR Western Cedar so there are NO KNOTS.  You simply cannot find a better grade of wood (because it doesn’t exist)!  This results in very beautiful, and very stable millwork.  Our Western Cedar consists of both Western Red and Incense cedars.


Frequently Asked Questions:

Can these newels be used for different top rail heights?
Yes.  They are designed to be used with our 4″ Porch Rail Systems (2, 3, and 4-piece systems), and can be used with up to a 42″ top rail height.  For shorter rail heights, the bottom of the newel can be cut to desired height.

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How long will my order take?
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Still have questions?  Email us at [email protected] or call 888-459-9965 and we’ll be glad to help with your project.



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