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A newel post is the post at the end of a balustrade of a staircase. Larger and more decorative than the spindles of the railing, it can support the railing at the top, bottom and midsection depending on the length of the flight.
This newel post was created with a wood turner, which spins the raw wood across a blade and carves it uniformly.
These newel posts are Craftsman style, and the diamond detail is repeated in the fretwork of the spindle and the panes of the window.
The strength of a newel post can support the baluster at the bottom where the railing makes a turn.
A glass ball finial tops this carved-wood newel post with dentil molding.