4250 Box Newel


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Rise & Run Details

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Product Description

Simple and sophisticated, the 4250 Box Newel is crafted in a wide variety of materials, including Red Oak, Tigerwood, Walnut, Birch, American Cherry, and many more. The natural wood is enhanced by our stains and finishes, demonstrating the quality of material and craftsmanship invested in the 4250 Box Newel. A narrow recessed channel wraps this newel, adding another touch of classic character to enjoy for years to come.

Key Features

  • Craftsman Style
  • Recessed Channel Detail
  • Stain-Grade
  • Easy Install


Mounting System

To install your 4250 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 4250 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.

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 drop-down menu above.

Product Specifications

Product Dimensions

  • Overall: 4 ¾” x 4 ¾” x 54”
  • Space between Cutout & Newel Top: 7 ⅛”
  • Bottom Opening: 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″



  • 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 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 StairSuppliesTM 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 StairSuppliesTM, 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.

Interior Use Only

This product may contain glue joints and is designed for interior use only.

Completed Projects

This product has been used in the following "Completed Projects"

    Product Q&A

    Ray Austin
    7 years 11 months ago

    is this used as post to post or over the post

    Stair Supplies
    7 years 11 months ago

    All of our box newels are designed to be used in post to post applications. However, you could probably run a handrail over the top of this newel, but it might look a little strange to have such a large base post.

    Please let us know if you have any other questions!

    7 years 4 days ago

    what does your “split in half” option mean? is the newel split in half vertically (with 2 x 54 inch tall halves) or is it cut in half horizontally?

    Stair Supplies
    7 years 4 days ago

    Hi VJ,

    The split is vertical. People often order a split box newel when they need to mount it to a wall. Please let us know if you have any additional questions!

    Mark Norris
    4 years 10 months ago

    Do you receive both halves?

    4 years 10 months ago

    Thanks for the question Mark.

    Yes, you will receive both halves.


    StairSupplies Customer Support

    6 years 10 months ago

    If I chose the Wood Type “Paint Grade” with No Finish, would I be able to stain it myself to match my hardwood floors? What’s the difference between that and the ‘Popular – Stain Grade’?

    6 years 10 months ago

    Hi Sheena,

    Our Stain Grade Poplar is truly made to be stained. Our Paint Grade is going to be made from either Paint Grade Poplar or Paint Grade Soft Maple. The difference between stain grade and paint grade is typically the color of the wood. Stain Grade is more consistent with some light and dark patches, while paint grade varies greatly and may include some yellow, green, and purple boards that would not accept a stain. Please let us know if there’s anything else we can help you with!

    6 years 7 months ago

    If I order the newel split in half, is the price for both halves?

    6 years 6 months ago


    Yes, you will receive both halves of the newel for the price listed.