Newel Post and Stairs

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Project by MattinCincy posted 10-06-2010 03:25 AM 9242 views 14 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the last part of our downstairs remodel. The builder grade newel post and ballisters had to go – in their place I built this Craftsman inspired newel with a Motawi tile inset in the top. I pulled the old carpet off the treads ( which also ran up the sides of the stringers) and added hardwood treads and painted the risers and stringers to match the custom baseboards. A glass mosaic tile insert tops off the rail at the top.

-- Wag more, bark less.

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#1 posted 10-06-2010 03:28 AM

real nice. love the dragonfly add on

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#2 posted 10-06-2010 03:31 AM

Great looking box newel and balustrade. The dragonfly tile is the cherry on the cake


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#3 posted 10-06-2010 03:37 AM

Thanks, guys. I appreciate the comments. I’m hoping to post more of my work soon…...

-- Wag more, bark less.

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#4 posted 10-06-2010 03:59 AM

Thats looks good!

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#5 posted 10-06-2010 04:57 AM

Beautiful set of stairs. You did a very nice job on this.

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#6 posted 10-06-2010 05:25 AM

Nice work. I like all the tile work, adds real distinct character.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#7 posted 10-06-2010 10:28 AM

Very well done, Like the notches on the ballisters and the glass tile is a nice touch.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 10-06-2010 12:31 PM

Nice Job !!!!!!!!!

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#9 posted 10-06-2010 01:51 PM

Nice custom newel post, not your ordinary.
Reminds me of victorian (back in the day when THEY WERE custom built)

-- Doug...

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#10 posted 10-06-2010 03:09 PM

Good looking stair case. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

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#11 posted 10-06-2010 03:25 PM

very clean

well made


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#12 posted 10-06-2010 03:53 PM

Very nice and original

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#13 posted 10-06-2010 04:14 PM

I’m not into painted things so much but I really love the style of these. Great job.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#14 posted 10-06-2010 04:24 PM


I would have preferred to not have painted it, but that would have meant replacing ALL of the trim in my house! Not an option!!!! :)

-- Wag more, bark less.

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#15 posted 10-06-2010 04:58 PM

Classic lines and great detail. I love em! Don’t worry about painting, it blends seamlessly with the house, just as it should.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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