4140 Box Newel

4140 Box Newel

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Product Description

The 4140 Box Newel makes every detail count. This 4 ¾” square box newel is carefully mitred at each edge, leaving no end-grain exposed. Simple shoulder trim and your choice of beveled or flat cap add to the classic beauty of the 4140 Box Newel. Craftsman style through-and-through, you are sure to enjoy the strength and style of this newel for decades.

Key Features

  • Craftsman Style
  • Beveled or Flat Cap
  • Shoulder Trim
  • Stain-Grade
  • Easy Install

Mounting System:

To install your 4140 Box Newel, you will need the Box Newel Mounting Kit. Follow our Installation Video to ensure a secure fit. The Box Newel may be installed either on the surface of the stair tread or beside the tread. Due to their precise edges, we have found that Box Newels look best on a square starting step.

Handrail Attachment:

Join handrail to your 4140 Box Newel using a rail bolt kit. Many configurations allow handrail to mount directly into the newel; however, if your handrail is joining with your box newel on a rake, you may also require a gooseneck handrail attachment.

Cap Attachment:

The cap for this box newel is sent unattached to the newel body, allowing easy access for mounting handrail. Then, after handrails are attached, the cap can be secured on-site by applying a bit of wood glue and finishing nails for increased strength.

Splitting Box Newels:

In order to maintain a consistent appearance when handrail must terminate into a wall, we offer Split Box Newels. Attach the partial newel to the wall, and your handrail can be secured like normal. If you would like your Box Newel split in half, please select “Split in Half” in the dropdown menu above.

Product Specifications

Product Dimensions

  • Overall: 4 ¾” x 4 ¾” x 54”
  • Space between Top & Shoulder Trim: 5″
  • Bottom Opening: 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″

Composition

  • Hollow Construction
  • No Visible End Grain

Clear Finish & Stain Information

StairSupplies™ offers several premium stain and finish options for our products, depending on the product’s use. For the Box Newels we offer both clear finishes and stains. Select a clear finish if you want to draw out the natural beauty and colors of the wood. If you prefer deeper, richer tones, our custom-mixed stains are the ideal choice for your Box Newels.

All of our stained and clear-finished Box Newels will be coated with Pre-Catalyzed Lacquer. Using the same quality product that cabinet makers require, this lacquer is designed to resist the natural oils from hands. We use this lacquer on all of our products that will be consistently touched, such as handrails, balusters, and newels. This layer of protection will keep your Box Newels looking smooth and stain free for years to come.

Wood Grain & Color Variation

At StairSupplies™ we believe that natural wood colors and visual textures add character to our products. With that in mind, we strive to match the grain and color of all of our wood products as closely as possible. However, due to the natural variation of wood products, there may be instances in which a perfect grain and color match is not possible. By ordering from StairSupplies™, you acknowledge that you are receiving a uniquely crafted product and there may be some variation in the grain and color of your wood products.

Product Q&A


Customer
avakiancustomhomes
2 years 11 months ago

I don’t see an option for splitting on this newel but there is on most others

Support
2 years 11 months ago

I apologize, that’s an oversight on my part. This newel is available split, you can order it that way over the phone. Or order online and add a note about splitting. There is a $35 charge to split the newel.

Guest
Kent
2 years 11 months ago

I would like to wrap this around the end of a 2.5″ knee wall. If this is a hollow newel, how thick are the boards at the base?

Support
2 years 11 months ago

This newel is hollow, and each board is 3/4″ thick. So, the opening inside the newel is 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″. Let us know if you have any other questions.

Guest
neal
2 years 7 months ago

what do you use to mount to a knee wall, thanks neal

Support
2 years 7 months ago

Hi Neal,
You can install it just like you would on a level surface, by using our Box Newel Mounting Kit. The only difference is that you’d want to cut the mounting kit at an angle to allow it to sit at the correct angle on the kneewall. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

Guest
Tracy Olson
2 years 1 month ago

can these be cut down? We have 38″ ballisters and I think they might be a bit tall. How difficult would it be to cut them down 6 inches?

Support
2 years 1 month ago

Hi Tracy,
These can definitely be cut down! Because they are one size the entire length of the newel, they are easy to cut down on the job site.
Please let us know if you have any other questions.

Guest
Laurie
1 year 11 months ago

Are your Hickory newels made from one piece of hickory or 1″ strips glued together?

Support
1 year 11 months ago

Thank you for contacting us, Laurie. Our 4140 Box Newels are designed to be hollow. Each side (or face) of the newel is made of a single, solid piece of wood, mitered, and glued to form the finished newel. We are hopeful that this has answered your question, but if not, please feel free to contact us directly at custserv@stairsupplies.com.

Guest
Melissa
1 year 10 months ago

What is the best way to secure the cap to the post? Nailing from the center top square from the cap, Nailing from the side of the post, glue, or some other way? Because the inside is hollow, we have run into a predicament of which is the best way.

Support
1 year 9 months ago

Thank you for your question, Melissa. We would suggest a combination of gluing and utilizing finishing nails if you feel additional securing is required.

Guest
Jeff Barrick
1 year 7 months ago

Can I order this Newel be cut down to a height so the handrail will be centered in the correct location on the newel and be at 36″ to top of rail? I ‘m estimating approximately 41 – 42″ total Newel height?

Support
1 year 7 months ago

Thank you for contacting us, Jeff. I apologize for the delayed response. Typically, our box newels are made to the ordered height and trimmed to the exact need on site during installation.

Guest
Matt
1 year 7 months ago

Can this newel (or even any of your other hollow box newels) be used like a sleeve and slid over an older colonial type 3″ base/top newel with the round ball on top? I’m assuming that’s why the opening is 3-1/4 x 3-1/4?

Support
1 year 7 months ago

Hi Matt,
Theoretically yes. You would want to make sure to add the additional 1/4″ of materiel around the existing post so that it’s a snug fit. In addition, you might need to cut a portion of the newel off to get to the desired height.

Guest
Cookie Ridolfi
1 year 19 days ago

I would like to install this newell over a knee wall that is wider than 3 1/2″. Can you make the newell so it fits over a 3 3/4″ wall?

Support
1 year 17 days ago

Hi Cookie,

We can manufacture this at whatever size you need. Pricing will vary based on how much extra material is needed to complete your order. Please call in with your request, and we can get everything put together in a quotation for you. Let us know if there’s anything else we can help you with!