Where would you normally use timber stair newel posts ?
As the post at the top of a staircase (see diagram to the right for more info) where balustrading for the top landing is required.
Join to an extension post to get the desired overall length required. What is it made out of ?
Plantation grown Australian Oak (depending on availability it is either Victorian Ash or Tasmanian Oak). What are the important dimensions ?
Overall : 880mm Height x 90mm Width x 90mm Depth
Length of top turning : 125mm
Length of top square : 300mm
Length of turning : 355mm
Pin : 70mm long x 38mm diameter How should you finish it ?
If looking for a natural finish, then a clear lacquer will be fine; or you can use a stain to achieve your desired colour then use a clear lacquer to finish it off.
Speak to your local paint retailer for more info.