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Project by SteveW posted 08-01-2010 11:22 PM 2057 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of the many refurbishment projects I’ve made.
These are two newel posts, based on a frame and panel design I saw in Fine Homebuilding a few years back.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW





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Beginningwoodworker

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#1 posted 08-01-2010 11:37 PM

Steve those are some nice newel post.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#2 posted 08-01-2010 11:59 PM

i like them. how are they secured?

-- may not always be right,but,never in doubt.

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#3 posted 08-02-2010 01:10 AM

I like the flutes – adds a lot to the posts. Very nicely done – looks like they’ve always been there.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#4 posted 08-02-2010 04:15 AM

Thanks for the comments.
I had to make L shaped brackets to screw them to the floor on all 4 sides at their bases.
And I hollowed out the base trim to accommodate those brackets, so they were not visible from the outside.
They’ve been really strong for quite some time.
The railings were just cut at 90 degrees, and fit into the blocks on the back top sides.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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#5 posted 08-02-2010 06:01 PM

The posts blend in perfectly with the stair and railing system. Good work.
BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#6 posted 08-02-2010 06:16 PM

Thanks, I think we are going to replace the railings as well, to match the oak though.
They are fir, and somewhat darker, and my wife would like slightly more updated spindles as well.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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#7 posted 08-03-2010 03:03 AM

Those are nice and I agree, you should change the railings as well to match.

-- Janice

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