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!
This ornate custom carved mahogany newel post transitions seamlessly to the handrail.
Here’s a modern spin on a traditional over-the-post scissor staircase. The custom turned newels accentuate the beautiful custom turned balusters.
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.
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.
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.