Cape Cod Lighthouse Newels
These lighthouse newels went to a new home in Cape Cod, Massachusetts recently. The lighthouse newels have been chiefly popular in coastal areas (Key West FL, Coastal North Carolina, the Gulf Coast Of Mississippi, etc). The 54″ high 7″ wide newel is the starter. The handrail “copes” into the shaft of the newel just below the second set of rings. The smaller 5 1/2″ X 44″ newels are for landings and balconies. These over-the-post newels are poplar and will be painted.
By the way, we do have a 5 1/2′ version now that is an over-the-post version. It looks more like the larger post top without, however, the ball at the top.