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square pickets and traditional newell posts - pickets are a little too big
square newell post with ball
Tim's Stair Rail Design as currently drawn. Notice the oval handrail. I feel that the newell post needs to be solid stained walunt to Match the handrail instead of painted. That will pull it all togather in my opinion. I am not sure, but we may need interim support like is shown here with the wood posts.
Square newell post, square pickets, stained handrail and cap.
Here is a very plain wood newell post with steel pickets. Too plain in my opinion.
Here is the closest representation of the painted newel and pickets with a stained handrail to match the floors.
square pickets and stained square handrail.
Better View of Newel Posts at Sauder Residence
stained cove molding at tread