A Poly Exterior Newel Post is a synthetic alternative to the traditional square wood post. Polyurethane newels look and feel much like wood, with crisp, clean corners and a warm feel. Just like our large Cedar newel posts, this porch newel post has a hollow center. The Newel Installation Kit consists of a floor plate, a rod that runs up through the newel post, and a channel that sits down in the top. This setup is very strong and completely hidden. All our Polyurethane products are factory primed and ready for installation and paint.
48″ High. Can be cut to desired length if needed. Cut poly newels just as you would cut wood.
Poly newels are reinforced with an internal PVC pipe. They are structural for guardrail purposes, but also can be used as a decorative wrap over an existing structural member. Click the “Poly Newel Internal Pipe Sizes PDF” below for drawings showing the pipe sizes. For an existing 4×4 post, you’ll need at least an 8″ Smooth or Raised Panel Newel for a wrap. For an existing 6×6 post, you’ll need at least a 10″ Smooth or Raised Panel Newel for a wrap.
IF ORDERING BALLTOP FINIALS – order at least one size smaller than the exterior newel post size. For example, the max balltop size for an 8″ newel is a 7″ balltop. Otherwise the balltop will not fit on the flat cap.
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4″ Ball Rule: To meet most building code regulations, a 4″ ball can’t pass through the widest opening between balusters. Purchaser must check for system suitability in their area. American Porch, LLC. makes no guarantee of suitability on any specific application.
Proudly Made in the USA.
For ProsDownload Product Drawings:
- Poly Balustrade Installation Instructions (PDF)
- 9 Inch Smooth Poly Newel Post Drawing (PDF)
- Poly Newel Post Internal Pipe Sizes (PDF)
- American Porch Polyurethane Balustrade Specifications (.doc)
- WS Polyurethane Structural Guard Rail Test Report