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A staircase's anchor is a newel. The rest of the stairway's weight is supported by a newel post, which also functions as a support pole. In order to maintain symmetry, newels are always located at the bottom of a flight of steps and are also present at the top. At intersections, when the stairs switch directions, newels are also installed. Therefore, a newel is required to complete every direction change on the stairs, whether it is a turn of 90 degrees or a transition to a level landing. The intermediate posts that span the void between the newels and balusters are different from the newels. Because they are positioned closely together, sometimes only a few inches apart, balusters will outnumber newels by a significant margin in a stairwell. In addition to serving as structural support, balusters also fill in the wide spaces left by the newels, ensuring that your stairway is safe and up to code. Finally, balusters may add some decorative flair to your stairs. Returning to newels, however.
Turned newels and box newels are the two primary varieties. Only their artistic preferences make them two different but still excellent options for supporting your stairs. Examining the distinctions between them in further detail, let's say.
Box newels, also known as square newels, are square and box-shaped, as their names imply. They look good on both straightforward and elaborate designs, and they make a powerful statement at the bottom of your staircase. From the incredibly straightforward box cut form to fluted designs with various thicknesses and ornamental newel post caps, NEFS provides a wide range of box newel designs. All box newels will be handcrafted by skilled artisans, and because all wood items may be altered, they can be used in almost any circumstance. Box newels may be built from any wood species and can be primed and ready for painting or stained with a finish. For staircases, you may get wood newel posts that exquisitely complement the treads and railing in your stairway.
Like box newels, turned newels are available in a variety of styles. They frequently have thinner newels than box newels and may have different forms of fluting, fluting, and reeding. The hand-sanded NEFS turned newels are entirely smooth, with no splinters or harsh edges. Turned newels are the ideal focal point at the top of a stylish staircase and are available in any wood species. They provide distinctive styles that, while frequently being smaller than box newels, look fantastic on elaborate staircases.
Although box newels and turned newels are similar in many respects, they each have their own benefits. Box newels are larger and provide a significant impression as the first step of your staircase, whereas turned newels are often smaller but have distinctive design features. Both may be used with either wood or iron newels and perform their structural functions quite well. In the end, the choice of whether to use a box newel or a turned newel for your ideal staircase is entirely up to you.