Install a Stair Rail Series: Newel-Post Installation and Tune Up
Learn how to position and secure a newel post with recessed hardware
Newel posts provide the major support for most common railing systems. The railing system that Chris is fixing has a guardrail for both the stairs and balcony. The previous carpenter omitted the newel post at the crucial location at the top of the stairs. He might have thought that the support post located nearby would be sufficient. He was wrong. In this episode, we are going to show you how to determine the length of the newel post and how to mortise for a keylock to secure the newel. Finally we’ll go through the steps of installing the newel and adjusting for plumb.
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