Newel Post sizes?

FlaatusGoat Forumite Posts: 199
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For some bizarre reason many of my newel posts are short. The previous owner made up the difference by folding bits of masking tape and shimming it up. Very odd. I'm determined to do a better job by inserting correctly sized cuts at the bottom of the posts and wood glueing them in. Trouble I'm having is finding the right posts or sections of baton to fill in. I've measured by and with a tape and it's looking like they are 27x27mm. I can't seem to find that size. Any thoughts?


  • FreeBear
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    Newel posts (the big ones at the top & bottom of the stairs) are usually in the 75-100mm range. At 27mmx27mm, I suspect you are referring to the spindle/baluster..
    If you can find someone with a table saw or band saw, cutting a strip of timber down to the exact size you need shouldn't be too difficult - A decent timber merchant will be able to do it for you (so that rules out the likes of B&Q/Wickes).

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