New Lighthouse Newel
I’ve been working on a new lighthouse newel to possibly put into production. We’ve been making the old lighthouse newel for sometime and it’s had decent popularity especially for homes that are on the the coast. This particular lighthouse newel was inspired by a recent trip to Destin, Florida. We were eating out on the harbor mall and noticed the adjacent building had a lighthouse built on top of it. I especially liked the coping between the taper and the base and thought maybe I could reproduce the essence of the lighthouse. Below are models and renderings of a few different iterations of the lighthouse.
I designed it with a 7″ octagonal base but a round base is equally possible. In the first model I have the base going all the way to the floor. The second model (which I prefer) attaches to the wider first tread which also wraps around the stringer. A turnout on the handrail would be really nice I think and more elegant.
The balusters are 2 1/4″ at the base and taper to a one inch pin.