4691 Box Newel

4691 Box Newel

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Product Description

Box newels are crafted with great skill and match well with all of our handrail profiles. The 4691 has superior trim qualities and excellent joinery.

The 4691 box newel is well complemented by the 4600 as a smaller box newel for landings and applications in smaller stairways.

We recommend installation of box newels with our Box Newel Mounting Kit for a strong and reliable staircase.

Box Newels can be split for a charge of $35.00.

Product Specifications

Product Dimensions:

Overall dimensions: 6 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ x 60″.
Bottom Block: 6 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ x 28″ tall (Hollow – no end grain).
Top Block: (4 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ x 32″ tall (Hollow – no end grain).
Space between top & shoulder trim: 5″.
Bottom opening: 4 3/4″ x 4 3/4″.

The top block extends into the bottom block approximately 8 inches to provide the necessary strength.


Clear Finish & Stain Information:

StairSuppliesTM offers premium finish options, we select different products depending on the application (read more about our stain & finish selection). Whether you want a clear finish to draw out and protect the natural color of the wood, of you prefer a custom mixed stain to give your stair parts a more unique rich color, we have the expertise to give you the look you want.

Anything you frequently touch (handrail, newels, balusters) is finished with a pre-catalyzed lacquer. This type of finish is frequently used by kitchen cabinet builders because it’s designed to be more resistant to the natural oils that are on everyone’s skin. This means that the finish will remain consistent and give a beautiful look for a long time.

Wood Grain & Color Variation

At StairSuppliesTM we strive to match the grain and color of all of our wood products as closely as possible. However, due to the natural character 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 there may be some variation in the grain and color of your wood products.

Installation Guide

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    Product Q&A

    2 years 4 months ago

    what is the size of the opening on the 6.25 x6.25×60 hollow box newel?

    2 years 4 months ago

    The walls on this box newel are 3/4″ thick . So, the hollow portion of the lower section of this newel is 4 3/4″. Our 9406 Box Newel Mounting Kit is designed to fit snugly into the hollow portion of the newel.

    Let us know if you have any other questions.

    10 months 5 days ago

    Is the top section inside dimension of this newel 3-1/4 x 3-1/4? I would want the newel to slip over my existing newel whose top is 3″ x 3″?

    10 months 2 days ago

    Hi Matt,
    Yes. the top box on this newel should be 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ square. 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.
    Please let us know if you have additional questions.


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