Okay guys, as you know (or I hope you do) we love to amp up the style in our home with architectural elements. So, when it comes to our stair project the newel posts were a really important feature. I wanted big and chunky- no skinny “model sized” newel posts for me- give me some meat!
Tools I used for this project:
- Table Saw
- Miter Saw
- Circular Saw
- Orbital Sander
- Nail Gun
- Calking Gun
- Wood Glue
- Don't use pressure treated 4×4's for the core- whoops! We thought we would save $10 by buying it, but regret using it. They shrank and twisted. Justin was able to work around it but it took a lot of thought and patience. That is one reason that I used the spacers, but mine were all different sizes to make the shell of it all be centered and square.
- Don't wait too lang to install your new newel posts. They add so much to the end of the stairs and are great to look at rather than what we looked at for 2 years!
In case you want to follow along, check out these posts too:
post 1: Starting the project!
post 2 : Demo & Rebuilding
post 3: More Rebuilding
post 4 : Filling the gaps
post 5 : Walnut Stain… at last!
post 6 : Adding the Stair Risers, Finishing the Runners
Post 7 : Custom Built Newel Posts
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