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4620 Box Newel


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Rise & Run Details

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Product Description

The 4620 Box Newel combines a solid top with a hollow base, detailed with shoulder molding 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 Plain Box Newels.

Key Features

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

Mounting System

To install your 4620 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 4620 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 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, no end grain
  • Top Block: Solid, edge grain on 2 sides
  • 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. 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

Completed Projects

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

    Product Q&A

    Shyamal Chaki
    6 years 9 months ago

    I am looking for 68″ long Newel post pre-finished.

    6 years 8 months ago

    Hi Shyamal,

    We are able to manufacture a 68″ box newel in this profile. Please call in with your request. We’ll have a sales representative put together the custom order. Let us know if there’s anything else we can help you with!

    Josh Potts
    5 years 9 months ago

    When you order the newel split in half, you get both halves, right?

    5 years 9 months ago

    Hi Josh,

    That is correct! When you order a split box newel, we will construct the newel in two halves. If you have additional questions, leave us a comment or give our team a call at 1 (866) 226-6536.

    The StairSupplies Support Team

    Jason Essig
    5 years 3 months ago

    Im looking for Newell post 4620 with pyramid cap. Made from white oak.

    5 years 3 months ago

    Thanks for contacting us Jason.

    You can order our 4620 Box Newel in white oak with a pyramid cap on our website using the dropdown boxes to select those specific options, or you can just give us a call at (866) 226 6536, and one of our specialists will be happy to get your newel ordered.


    StairSupplies Customer Support

    5 years 1 month ago

    How would you install the mounting block if the floor is concrete?

    5 years 1 month ago

    Thanks for the question TMH.

    These are designed for a wood floor. If you need to mount it to concrete, I might recommend drilling a hole in the concrete and using epoxy to attach a threaded metal rod into the hole and drill a hole wide enough for the rod all the way through the mounting block. Once the epoxy is completely set, slide the mounting block over the rod and tighten it down with a nut. Then you should still be able use nails or screws to attach the newel to the block.


    StairSupplies Customer Support