6″ Wood Newel Post


This cedar newel post size goes beautifully with our 4″ Rail System, and can also be used with the 6″ Railings.


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Traditional turned or square Cedar Newel 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.

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).

PRIMING OPTION (recommended): Premium oil-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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Our woodwork is stronger and longer lasting than woodwork produced by others.  Why?  Because we use better material

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.

Mahogany is an excellent choice for those wanting a hardwood product.  It machines to a smoother finish than Cedar, and of course is stronger, denser, and harder which means it will hold up to abuse better than most other materials.  It is an exceptionally beautiful wood that can be either painted or stained with great success.  Most pieces are a dark reddish-brown color.  And it’s highly rated for natural rot resistance, making it a good choice for exterior as well as for interior applications.


Frequently Asked Questions:

What length (height) of newel should I use?
Newels are typically 4″ taller than your top rail.  Example: 36″ top rail height, order a 40″ newel.

How much does shipping cost?
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How long will my order take?
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How to install wood porch newel posts and railing (video)

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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