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Custom Newel Post Roundup

Custom Newel Post Roundup

The starting newel post of a stair is often the “pièce de résistance” of the entire staircase. Further, since the staircase is often considered the centerpiece of the home, one could reasonably conclude the starting newel post is one of the home’s most important architectural elements. Whether it’s a traditional turned newel post, or one of our popular box newels, the starting newel post should always complement the architectural style of the home.

Our master craftsmen in the Cooper Stairworks shop love a challenge! Here we’ve gathered a few custom newel posts that we have crafted over the years. Do you have a Cooper Stairworks custom newel in your home? We’d love to see a photo! Email us a photo of your Cooper Stairworks stair to [email protected] and we’ll send you a t-shirt!

Photo Cooper Stairworks stair

We are very proud of this breathtaking commercial staircase. These gorgeous lighthouse newels welcome guests to the Woods Hole Gulf Club in Cape Cod.  learn more about this projcet>

Photo Cooper Stairworks stair

This ornate custom carved mahogany newel post transitions seamlessly to the handrail. 

Photo Cooper Stairworks stair

Here’s a modern spin on a traditional over-the-post scissor staircase. The custom turned newels accentuate the beautiful custom turned balusters. 

Photo Cooper Stairworks stair

This massive custom newel post in walnut is both turned and custom carved. Breathtaking in and of itself, this newel post perfectly complements the intricate millwork found throughout this turn of the century regal home. At the top of this article is a photo of the same style newel post that we crafted in mahogany.

Photo Cooper Stairworks stair

Here a low profile newel post is overshadowed by the intricate wrought iron balustrade that beautifully wraps around it. We worked closely with our talented blacksmith partners to integrate this ironwork balustrade into our stair, creating a perfect balance of warm wood treads and handrail juxtaposed with solid wrought iron.

Photo Cooper Stairworks stair

One of our all time favorites, this stair doesn’t have a newel post at all! We precisely turned every baluster and custom carved the handrail to create the elegant spiral decent of the handrail into the starting step.

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  • Roger Rock
    September 4, 2018, 7:39 am REPLY

    This is amazing, it really looks great and awesome. You have good taste. I surely love this design of yours, thank you for sharing this one.


  • Ron Booker
    September 19, 2019, 4:01 pm REPLY

    I like that you said that when choosing newel posts you need to make sure that it goes with your home design. My wife wants to make some changes in our home and we have noticed that newel posts gives a great look. We are going to look for a place to help us find the correct posts for our design.