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Forum topic by phlyers posted 07-31-2013 02:02 AM 910 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-31-2013 02:02 AM

Our new railing will require the newel post to be mounted on top of the first stair tread (off to the side as a volute will be used) Hopefully you can picture this. This particular location is above the basement so I have full access to it below the floor. Would it make sense to recess the post into the tread cavity and lag bolt it from the basement?

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#1 posted 07-31-2013 04:11 AM


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#2 posted 07-31-2013 05:07 AM

If you mean lag bolt to the stair rail, yes, I wouldn’t bolt it to the step itself though. Of course I don’t know if we’re talking 4×4 post or something larger as in a custom rail some of which can be 8 – 10”.

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#3 posted 07-31-2013 05:21 AM

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#4 posted 07-31-2013 10:38 AM

Assuming it’s a solid 3 1/2” Volute post….Yes.

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