4691 Box Newel

4691 Box Newel

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Product Description

Classic clean lines and precisely mitered trim put the 4691 Box Newel in the StairSupplies™ hall of fame. Expert craftsmen employ their technique on high-quality materials to create these robust and beautiful box newels. Consider pairing the 4691 Box Newel with other newels from the Plain Box Newels Series for a customized appearance.

Key Features

  • Large Size
  • Shoulder Trim
  • Customizable Cap
  • Stain-Grade
  • Easy Install

Mounting System

To install your 4691 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 4691 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.

Cap Attachment

The cap for this box newel is sent unattached to the newel body, allowing easy access for mounting handrail. Then, after handrails are attached, the cap can be secured on-site by applying a bit of wood glue and finishing nails for increased strength.

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

Product Dimensions

  • Overall: 6 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ x 60″
  • Bottom Block: 6 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ x 28″ tall
  • Top Block: 4 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ x 32″ tall
  • Space between Top & Shoulder Trim: 5″
  • Bottom Opening: 4 3/4″ x 4 3/4″


  • Bottom Block: Hollow, no end grain
  • Top Block: Hollow, no end grain
  • 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

    3 years 11 months ago

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

    3 years 11 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.

    2 years 5 months 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″?

    2 years 4 months 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.

    6 months 22 days ago

    I need two half box newels. When I order a box newel split, do I receive both halves?

    6 months 20 days ago

    Thanks for the question Liz.

    Yes, you will get both halves of a split newel.


    StairSupplies Customer Support

    5 months 18 days ago

    Can you alter the dimensions to lengthen the top section and shorten the bottom box 8 – 10″ while retaining the overall length ?

    4 months 23 days ago

    Thanks for the question, James.

    For any kind of special orders like that, you would have to call one of our specialists at (866) 226 6536, and they should be able to let you know what can and can’t be done and help ensure we understand your customization if it is something we can do.


    StairSupplies Customer Support

    4 months 30 days ago

    When box newel is used as part of a railing and attached with the box newel mounting kit, will the newel post resist the required 200 lbs of force that the code requires?

    4 months 22 days ago

    Thanks for the question Bill.

    If the box newell is properly mounted with our mounting kit and our recommended rail bolt kit, it should definitely resist 200 lbs of force.


    StairSupplies Customer Support

    Keith Wells
    25 days 18 hours ago

    Is any part of the post laminated or is it a full 3/4″ piece of hardwood

    5 days 18 hours ago

    Thanks for the question Keith.

    These are solid wood.


    StairSupplies Customer Support