Monday, March 5, 2012

It's About Time for an Update!

I'm finally able to update!  Yea!  I apologize for taking so long.  Jim has been working on a post about his newel posts, but he is taking forever with it, so I'm going to go ahead and post some pictures of the installation.  

The Shoe Rail

1/2 Newel Post Up with 1 Side of Balustrade

Coming Along

We don't have blueprints for the house; so instead, we placed a blue note and a 2011 nickel in the newel post.

Almost Finished!

Looking Good!

Happy Birthday to me!

The upstairs hallway is probably starting to look more like it used to prior to the 1960's.
Jim will hopefully finish his post about the installation one of these days.


  1. oh boy, glad to see progress and glad to read posts. Keep them coming. I love old houses, stairways and restoration. Good work!

  2. What a nice looking banister. Nice job!!

  3. Thank you! We love it. It really opens up the hallway. We don't regret removing the walls at all. :)

  4. Looking to build my own newel posts and wanted to ask how you secured to the floor? thanks

  5. Hi there, thank you for your comment!
    I remember looking into a few different securement methods, and deciding on using the hardware from a newel post mounting kit which includes four L-brackets with concealing baseboard trim pieces. Since we designed the custom newel posts, we maintained a clearance at that bottom for the mounting brackets to be screwed directly into the core and the floor. After installation, the bottom section of the newel post was installed with finishing nails to conceal the hardware.
    Here is a link to the kit we used (, which can probably be found at a local hardware store by the stair and handrail parts.
    Best of luck! Let us know if you have any other questions.