4600 Ranch Newel

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Product Description

The 4600 Ranch Newel is a staple for professional stair builders and DIYers alike. Simple, yet classic, the Ranch Newel can be constructed from Red Oak, Maple, Brazilian Cherry, Hickory, and many of our other wood species. This solid box newel melds with a variety of styles, featuring shoulder trim and your choice of cap: flat, beveled, or pyramid.

Key Features:

  • Shoulder Trim
  • Customizable Cap
  • Solid construction from glued wood
    • Face grain on two sides, edge grain on two sides
  • Stain-Grade
  • Easy Install

Mounting System:

When installing your 4600 Ranch Newel, you will need the Sure-Tite Newel Fastening System. Follow our Sure-Tite Installation Guide to establish a sturdy and secure fit. The 4600 Ranch 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 Ranch Newels look best on a square starting step.

Handrail Attachment:

Join handrail to your 4600 Ranch 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 Ranch Newel split in half, please select “Split in Half” in the drop-down menu above.

Product Specifications


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


  • Solid Construction
  • Edge Grain on 2 Sides

Clear Finish & Stain Information:

StairSupplies™ offers several premium stain and finish options for our products, depending on the product’s use. For the 4600 Ranch 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.

Interior Use Only

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

Installation Guide

How to install Sure-Tite

Completed Projects

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    Product Q&A

    Gary Carpenter
    7 years 11 months ago

    is this newel (4600) a solid piece of wood with no veneers?

    Stair Supplies
    7 years 11 months ago

    Hi Gary,
    None of our wood products are veneered, everything is solid wood (in whatever species you select).

    7 years 9 months ago

    Is the 4600 Ranch Box Newel hollow or solid at the base?

    Stair Supplies
    7 years 9 months ago

    The 4600 newel is a solid box newel.

    5 years 11 months ago

    Can you provide the width of the newel at its widest point?

    5 years 10 months ago

    Hi Jake,

    The 4600 Ranch Newel is 5-3/4″ wide at its widest point.

    The StairSupplies Support Team

    5 years 4 months ago

    Is there a maximum amount that can be trimmed from the bottom of the 44600 ranch newel?

    5 years 4 months ago


    Thanks for the question. We typically recommend that you don’t cut more than 16″ on any of our box newels. You’ll want to make sure there’s at least 8″ left of the hollow box to leave room for the mounting block.

    If you have any additional questions, give us a call at (866) 226 6536.


    StairSupplies Customer Support

    5 years 3 months ago

    Do you sell trim or trim kits for the base of your newel posts where it meets the floor?

    5 years 3 months ago

    Debbie, thanks for the question.

    We don’t have a trim kit specifically designed for this use, but we have seen customers use our 8082 Box Newel Shoulder Trim, 8081 Nosing, 8085 Shoe Molding or 8095 Stair Cove for similar applications. You can find all of those products at

    You can also give us a call at (866) 226 6536 and talk to one of our experts.


    StairSupplies Customer Support