White Oak Reproduction Newel
I recently received a request from a former customer to create 7 white oak reproduction newels based on an image she had found. The image is of a large over-the-post newel made from mahogany, I think. She apparently loved the lines of the newel and so I endeavored to reproduce it first in CAD (computer aided design). The next step was to model it in Sketchup. Lastly the Sketchup model was rendered in the Twilight rendering engine.
We modified the base to be square. The original appears to have a “bowed” fronted base which I’ve never seen before. The challenge to reproduce the image was that is was not a high resolution image and so some of the detail had to be guessed at. So below is t he original image followed by the rendered model in White Oak. The model came out nicely and the real newel should look pretty close to it.