16.5.8 Plain Iron Newel

16.5.8 Plain Iron Newel

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Product Description


Wrought iron newel 1 3/16” square x 48″ tall.

The 16.5.8 Iron Newel is a plain square newel.

These are used instead of pin top wood newels to support over the post handrail systems.

“Ash Grey” newels are currently only available in Hollow.

Purchase our 16.2.3 Iron Newel Mounting Kit to firmly fasten your newel to your stairs.

Product Specifications

Iron Baluster Dimensions PDF Logo

Product Q&A

Bo Deist
3 years 9 days ago

How would a wood handrail be attached to this newel. I see the round top section but can’t tell how it attaches.

3 years 7 days ago

You would need to purchase one of our Handrail Fittings, specifically you’ll probably want a Start Easing, Left or Right Hand Turnout, Left or Right Hand Turnout. Each of these fittings have a hole in the bottom that fits over the round portion of the iron newel.

Jerry Wilson
1 year 6 months ago

Is the satin black newel hollow or solid??

1 year 6 months ago

Hi Jerry,

Our Satin Black Newels are solid wrought iron. They weigh around 20lbs each. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

11 months 9 hours ago

How do you connect these posts to the handrail. Is there a hole at the top or bottom ? Can you proved a copy of the exact specifications of this product.

10 months 30 days ago


Each of our handrail fittings that are designed to start a handrail section (e.g. Volutes, Start Easings, Turnouts, Opening Cap) come with a pre-drilled hole to attach the newel. If you need to attach the newel to a straight section of handrail, simply drill a hole into the bottom of the handrail to match the top of the iron newel. Alternatively, you could purchase a Tandem Cap which will have a pre-drilled hole in the bottom.

Manuel Bribiesca
7 months 9 days ago

Do you have these in stock in Satin Black?

Ben Hochstetler
7 months 8 days ago

Hi Manuel,

Yes! We do have these in stock in Satin Black!
Let us know if you have further questions!

Jim W
1 day 4 hours ago

I would like to use the 16.5.8 Plain Iron Newel with the 6000 rectangular wood handrail and plan round iron pickets. How would the newel attach to the 6000 wood handrail?

10 hours 55 minutes ago

Hi Jim,

The process for installing an iron newel is fundamentally the same as installing an iron baluster. Take a look at our Iron Baluster Installation Guide for a step-by-step tutorial.

The StairSupplies Support Team