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Identify this staircase newel post
« on: October 21, 2020, 05:40:57 pm »
Can anyone help identify the style/name of this newel post? (the tall piece on the end)?


Searched online but can't find a precise match and need to replace it.

It's 82mm across the width/depth at the bottom square bit.

Thanks!

James

Re: Identify this staircase newel post
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2020, 06:00:45 pm »
A half decent joiner/carpenter should be able to make you one, or make arrangements to have one made.

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Re: Identify this staircase newel post
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2020, 06:05:33 pm »
OT: our cats also have that dish with the paw design.


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Re: Identify this staircase newel post
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2020, 06:11:12 pm »
A half decent joiner/carpenter should be able to make you one, or make arrangements to have one made.

Agreed, but looking to replace myself as a keen DIYer; just don't know what style it is or whether it is bespoke. If I can't find the precise style so could go with the closest matching one I guess  :thumbsup:

Re: Identify this staircase newel post
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2020, 06:11:50 pm »
OT: our cats also have that dish with the paw design.


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Re: Identify this staircase newel post
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2020, 06:26:53 pm »
A quick look at Wickes suggests that it might be a 'colonial' deck post.
Also that you can get the top bits separately.

Looks a pretty standard type to me. My parents old house had one similar, but smaller. Great for swinging on so you can jump from over half way up the stairs.
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Re: Identify this staircase newel post
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2020, 07:05:57 pm »
I'd have a sixpence that you won't find an exact match off the shelf, that taper and the upper curve are not going to be detail too far for anything modern. Your alternatives are to repair what you have, to find a close match you are happy with or to have a turner make a replica.

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Re: Identify this staircase newel post
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2020, 07:10:44 pm »
OT: our cats also have that dish with the paw design.


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Our cats would have made mincemeat of the newel post...
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Re: Identify this staircase newel post
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2020, 09:02:18 pm »
OT: Before becoming a fireman my Dad was a woodturner. All I remember was him coming home smelling like wood and sawdust and that he always had at least one cut on his hands/fingers.
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Re: Identify this staircase newel post
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2020, 09:05:22 pm »
What is broken? If you can remove the post a joiners shop should be able to repair/splice/let a piece in or what have you.
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Re: Identify this staircase newel post
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2020, 09:17:35 pm »
Ever since we moved in its not been sturdy... looking more closely the previous occupants made a hash of the base bit, looks like it was cut short by about 5cm, and then they've cut a small piece and tried to join it with nails....poorly.

It croaks and moans every time you put weight on it  ::-)

So really, I need a full new post to make it solid and sturdy.

Re: Identify this staircase newel post
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2020, 09:17:48 pm »
I had a newel cap attached with a double-ended screw at the last house.  That extra 3" clearance was needed to get some stuff upstairs!
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Re: Identify this staircase newel post
« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2020, 09:21:14 pm »
I had a newel cap attached with a double-ended screw at the last house.  That extra 3" clearance was needed to get some stuff upstairs!

Brill!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Identify this staircase newel post
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2020, 09:27:51 pm »
I had a newel cap attached with a double-ended screw at the last house.  That extra 3" clearance was needed to get some stuff upstairs!

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Re: Identify this staircase newel post
« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2020, 11:55:50 pm »
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So really, I need a full new post to make it solid and sturdy.

Is it a single-piece post, or pegged (https://www.jacksonwoodturners.co.uk/planning-advice/guide-to-newel-posts), in which case your task becomes a lot simpler...

(or make a 'peg' join - cut the newel base off, drill out the newel post, and peg both ways appropriately from new base with a 50mm dowel/metallic susbtitute if 50mm is too much for post drilling...)
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Re: Identify this staircase newel post
« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2020, 12:25:21 am »
OT: our cats also have that dish with the paw design.


As you were...


Ha... don't want another two cats do you?  ;D

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Re: Identify this staircase newel post
« Reply #16 on: October 22, 2020, 12:26:38 pm »
It looks like one full piece, can't see any trace of it having being pegged :(

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Re: Identify this staircase newel post
« Reply #17 on: October 22, 2020, 07:18:44 pm »
Try a reclamation yard . . . .
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Re: Identify this staircase newel post
« Reply #18 on: October 22, 2020, 08:08:52 pm »
... but not one where the offices are single storey.
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