Monthly Archives: January 2013

Attaching Handrail to a Newel Post

Attaching a handrail to a newel post is a relatively simple procedure that requires only a couple of installation tools and hardware and very little skill.  So, I’m going to assume if you are installing your balustrade that you have a tape measure, level, saw, etc.  Also you will surely have the majority of the… Read More »

Secret Compartment within a Box Newel Post

Newel posts are the large supporting posts that occur intermittently, or at corners or ends of a balustrade to which the handrail is attached.  They provide the greatest structural support of the balustrade.  Over the centuries a wide variety of styles and designs have occurred and continue to reoccur.  There are basically two categories of… Read More »

How to Bend a Wood Handrail

While bending a wood handrail is one of the more difficult aspects of stair and balustrade installation, with the right tools, planning and an understanding of the process it shouldn’t dissuade anyone from giving it a try.  The most important things to consider with this process are time and preparation.  If you take the time… Read More »