Large Tapered Octagon Newels
The Large Tapered Octagon Newels were made for a customer in Connecticut. I don’t remember if the newels were going to be a part of the Griswold Inn or for the owners of the Griswold Inn’s personal home (visit their web site – looks like a beautiful place to visit).
These are made of poplar and will be painted. The largest measures 9″ wide X 54″ high. The others are 5 1/2″ and 4″ wide. Because there is a turned ring in the mid section of the octagon, the newels had to be made in three sections. The newel caps for these were made in Sapele, an African import similar to mahogany but browner in color.