Raised Panel Newel Post made of premium clear Cedar.
Actual Width: 8″ or 12″.
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. Square portions are 9″ tall on each end. Square portions are tall enough that rails can be connected without running into the raised panel portion in most situations.
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.
Made with floating raised panels, which helps prevent cracking due to the material expanding/contracting with the weather. An ingenious design constructed in similar fashion as a cabinet door, but with beefy corners to make for a strong newel post. The Open Center Design allows for the use of our Newel Installation Kit, which eliminates the need for trim to cover up fasteners. Or, they can be used as a decorative “sleeve” over an existing post. They can also be used as a COLUMN PEDESTAL in this way (non load bearing).
PRIMING OPTION (recommended): Premium acrylic primer in flat white available as an option, which allows for immediate installation. Our primer is applied in a light and proper manner. We do not apply our primer too heavy; we apply it correctly. It is normal to see wood grain through the primer after application. If you would like a thicker application, this can be achieved by using additional light coats of your paint. Expect some blemishes in the primer from shipping. This is normal and will not affect the finished result when painted after installation.
Smooth: Plain square, no panels.
Four Panels: Panels on all four sides. 9″ of smooth square portion on each end allows the rail to attach in most situations.
In Line (straight) rail application. Has panels on 2 opposite sides, plain on other 2 opposite sides
Corner rail application. Has panels on 2 adjacent sides, plain on other 2 adjacent sides
End rail application. Has panels on 3 sides, plain on 1 side.
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Proudly Made in the USA.
For ProsDownload Product Drawings:
- American Porch Wood Balustrade Specifications (.doc)
- Wood Balustrade Structural Testing (PDF)
- Raised Panel Newel Drawings (PDF)
- Wood Balustrade Install Instructions (PDF)
- Newel Installation Kit Drawing (PDF)