What are Box Newel Posts?
Newel Posts, commonly called box newel posts, are the anchor of the staircase that bear a lot of the weight. While providing a very important functional role in the staircase, the style and design is important for tying a staircase together. Another common style of newel that it used in many staircases is turned newel posts. There are several differences between a box newel post and a turned newel post in design and style.
Box Newel Posts vs Turned Newel Posts
Box Newel Posts can also be called square newels, and as the name suggests they are square or box shaped. They offer a strong base at the foot of a staircase and can have very simple or more ornate designs. Burke Stairways can create custom box newel posts to fit the design and style of the rest of the staircase to tie the entire space together.
Turned Newel Posts come in many varieties just like box newel posts. The major difference is that turned newels are generally thinner and can be cut in a twisting, roping, and fluting styles that you typically won’t see for box newels. They offer unique designs and look perfect on ornate stairways.
Both of these options serve structural duties in the staircase, but box newels are bigger and stand out more against the rest of the staircase (specifically the balusters and railings) while turned newels offer more unique designs. In the end it all comes down to the style of staircase you have in mind for your home.
Newel Projects From Burke Stairways
Are you looking to move forward with a staircase construction project and want to find the perfect newel posts for your dream staircase? Contact Burke Stairways today to discuss your options. We’ll provide you with a staircase that will exceed your expectations and will be sure to catch the eye of anyone coming into your home.