Our Contemporary line of newels assume a more straight forward approach without retaining as many curves as the other styles. In many cases, a more simplistic approach in design may not only compliment the elegance already existing in your home, but even exhibit its own elegance when combined.
Contemporary Newels are the 4001, 4003, and 4006.
Contemporary Newels have a square design which is great for home owners who want a simple look to their staircase. The square-style of Contemporary Newels set a simple, calm tone to a home. Primed and painted square posts match up well with primed and painted square balusters; they are a simple combination, but provide a great deal of aesthetic value to a Contemporary staircase.
Contemporary Newels are blank posts; they have no intricate shape or deep cuts like other Newels. The square base of Contemporary Newels is encompassed by most or all of the post.
Some Contemporary Newels have a Ball Top and others have a Flat Top. Some stair builders and contractors prefer routing the edges of a Contemporary Post so that the edges are not so sharp, and are easier to hold and handle for users of the staircase. Contemporary Newels are smaller than Box Newels. Contemporary Newels are mostly used for Post-to-Post systems. Contemporary Newels come in a 3” or 3-1/2” square base, and are 48” or 59” tall.
The set of balusters that match well with Contemporary Newels are the 5060 and 5360 (squares).
Choosing a baluster profile is another exciting part of the installation process. Your stair system’s entire effect is largely determined by which baluster you choose. There are many different profiles available for you to pick from, which will enable you to tie the whole “picture” together regarding a major focal point in your home. All of our baluster profiles are available in Primed, Red Oak, White Oak, Poplar, Soft or Hard Maple, American Cherry, Brazilian Cherry, Beech, Walnut, and Mahogany. As with our other items, please let us know if you cannot find the type of wood that you’re looking for. We will do our best to provide you with the species that you need.