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#1 posted 06-25-2018 05:22 PM

Art – thanks for giving me the credit…....anything I can do to help out a fellow LJ find a fun project….. ;+)

As I recall when I built my bannister, the newel posts were screwed into the subfloor. I took out the entire bannister and then made the base fit the opening. There are some clever solutions for attaching newel posts and railing on websites like

You could probably make an intermediate post to span the 15’. I spent a lot of time looking at pictures and browsing the stair websites before I jumped in. It was a bit of a challenge but I’m happy with the results. The most difficult part was deciding what look I wanted to design. Every time I thought I found something, I found something else I liked better.

I think I posted the bannister project.

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