These mahogany newels were made for a customer in Virginia. They are my N108 (the larger 7″ X 44″ newel) and my N107 newel (5 1/2″ X 44″). The caps were custom made from the handrail profile supplied by the contractor.
Mahogany has been harder and harder to find and the quality has gone down. The price, however, has consistently gone up over the years. So when I ordered the mahogany for this project, I was quite surprised to have these wide and long, high quality mahogany planks delivered to my shop. They were both 17 ft long and measured 17″ and 21″ wide X 2″ thick. The two boards cost over $1100.00. They provided enough footage to make the 4 newels with quite bit left over.