Traditional turned or square Cedar Newel Post provides the strength and support for your porch balustrade. These cedar newel post designs match our standard spindle designs and create a beautiful flow-through effect when installed.
Actual Width: 5 3/8″. Specify length. We recommend ordering newels 4″ taller than your top rail height. For example, if you have a 36″ top rail height, you’ll want to order a 40″ newel.
Made of 4 pieces of cedar, boxed together, and has a 2 1/2″ hollow center. This design prevents checking or cracking, and allows for the use of our Newel Installation Kit. It also eliminates the need for trim to cover up fasteners.
The Newel Installation Kit uses a plate bolted to the floor and a threaded rod that runs up through the newel. The newel is attached from the top-down with a steel channel (included in the Installation Kit).
We use and recommend Poly caps for all newel posts including wood ones. Poly caps work better in this application because they look and feel like wood but do not warp or crack. If a wood newel cap is required, they can be special ordered by placing your order over the phone.
PRIMING OPTION (recommended): Premium water-based 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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Proudly Made in the USA.
For ProsDownload Product Drawings:
- American Porch Wood Balustrade Specifications (.doc)
- Wood Balustrade Structural Testing (PDF)
- Wood Balustrade Install Instructions (PDF)
- 6x6 Newel Post Drawings (PDF)
- Newel Installation Kit Drawing (PDF)