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Tapered Octagon Newel

Tapered Octagon Newel

This is a model of a tapered octagon newel I made as a possibility of a newel I will offer for sale in the future.  This one measures 7″ wide at the base X 44″ high to just below the cap.  The top is 4″ wide (flat to flat).  The tapered balusters are 2 1/4″ in diameter at the base tapering to a one inch pin.  I at one time made pencil post beds and I think that profile has had a lasting impact on my brain.  The pencil post octagon terminated in a “lambs tongue” as on the second rendering.  This octagon on the first newel’s taper simply curls out.

Other octagon newels that I made recently for a customer in Connecticut have a turned profile between the base and taper.  You can see them here: large tapered octagon newels

tapered octagon newel

tapered octagon newel

tapered octagon newel lambs tongue
tapered octagon newel lambs tongue