How to Install a Newel Post

Mar 7th

A newel post is the goal at the end of railings, usually located at the base of the stairs. Besides being decorative, it provides a solid structural basis for the handrail. Make a sturdy newel post and secure so that no loosening of the constant pressure on the handrail. With a few common tools, you can install the post with moderate ease.

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to install a newel post are, Place the pole position for staircase handrail will be connected with the center of the corresponding portion of the pillar. Trim the base of the ladder post with a saw if necessary so that the hardware will handrail in the correct position.

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Check each side to lead to the level. Keep level vertically on the side of the newel post on each side. Adjust as needed with wooden wedges placed under the base of the stairs to level post shows that you have placed the vertical post. Mark a plus sign on one side of the staircase post with a game on the floor plus sign next to that side of the stair post. Place the newel post on a solid surface. Drill pilot holes for the screws finishing with a drill and a 1/8 inch. Create pilot holes in two places on each side of the ladder post. Do not disturb the wedges.