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Newel post help with restoring

Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2022 10:31 pm
by Ellieandbillie
Previous newel post has been cut at 41 degrees and I can’t replace the base without replacing the bottom steps which I don’t want to do.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A few options,

1. drill out a 38mm hole in both the base newel and new newel part and fit 38mm dowel. Glue together.

2. Fit metal plates to sides and clad base in 6mm mdf and paint.

3. Screw in a few large screws and fill the holes and hope it holds!

My diy skills are ok but a bit lost on this one!

Re: Newel post help with restoring

Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2022 10:15 pm
by stoneyboy
Hi ellieandbillie,
Your best chance of success is to create a halving joint going down nearly one tread depth. You can make the top half part tapered but use a piece of timber longer than you need so you can refine the fit to make it good. You can the glue and screw.
Regards S

Re: Newel post help with restoring

Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2022 12:12 pm
by Ellieandbillie
Amazing thank you so much, I hadn’t thought of this but it makes perfect sense, and reckon I can give it a go!

Thanks again saved me the headache and the money!!