4620 Blended Box Newel


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Product Description

The 4620 Blended Box Newel combines a painted solid top and hollow base, simply detailed with stain-grade shoulder trim and the cap style of your choice.This 5” square box newel gives the same effect as our larger box newels, making it a favorite for smaller houses, apartments, or stairways with many newels. Perfect as an in-between size, the 4620 pairs well with 4600 or 4691 Blended Newels.

Key Features

  • Painted Solid Top
  • Painted Hollow Base
  • Stain-Grade Shoulder Trim
  • Customizable Cap
  • Easy Install

Mounting System

To install your 4620 Blended Box Newel, you will need the Box Newel Mounting Kit. Follow our Installation Video to ensure a secure fit. The Blended 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 4620 Blended 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 Blended Box Newel split in half, please select “Split in Half” in the dropdown menu above.

Product Specifications


  • Overall: 5″ x 5″ x 60″.
  • Bottom Block: 5″ x 5″ x 28″
  • Top Block: 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ x 32″
  • Space between Top & Shoulder Trim: 5″
  • Bottom Opening: 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″


  • Bottom Block: Hollow, Soft Maple or Poplar, Primed
  • Top Block: Solid, Soft Maple or Poplar, Primed
  • The Top Block extends down into the Bottom Block approximately 8” for strength and stability.

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 for the stain-grade portions of the newel. 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.

Primed Finish

The primed portions of the newel are painted with a white vinyl primer. Give the primed sections a quick, light sanding, and they can be painted to match your home.

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

Product Q&A

Phil Pearson
6 years 9 months ago

Is the lower base box section shipped loose from the solid upper section so that the overall length of the newel can be adjusted during installation? Or is my only option to trim the length from the bottom of the base?

6 years 9 months ago

Hi Phil,

The base and the top portions of the newel are attached. If you need a special height, you can call in with your request and we may be able to help you out. Let us know if you have any additional questions.

Phil Pearson
6 years 9 months ago

Would it be possible to get a dimensioned drawing of this newel so that I can calculate the exact length of the upper and lower section that I would need to fit my stairs? I understand the need to have the eight inches of the upper section fit into the lower box for strength. I would also need the length of your mounting block so that it will all fit together. Thank you.

6 years 9 months ago

Hi Phil,

Here are the overall specifications for this newel:

Overall dimensions: 5″ x 5″ x 60″.
Bottom Block: 5″ x 5″ x 28″ tall (Hollow – no end grain).
Top Block: (3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ x 32″ tall (Solid – has end grain on 2 sides).
Space between top & shoulder trim: 5″.
Bottom opening: 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″.
The top block extends into the bottom block approximately 8 inches to provide the necessary strength.

The 9404 Box Newel Mounting Kit fits with this 5″x5″ newel. Please feel free to contact our design representatives at [email protected], or by calling in, if you need any more specific information. Thank you for your interest in the product!