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