These fluted newels went to a customer in Aspen, Co. The large fluted newels are 7 inches in diameter. The shorter non-fluted newels are 6 inches in diameter. I questioned whether they really wanted the flat capitals on top of the newels. It will probably become a place to set things on top of – cups, clothes, etc.
I felt sorry for the installers knowing there was no suitable place to attach the handrail. The installer was forced to “cope” the handrail to a round, fluted profile, not the easiest method I could think of to say the least.

fluted newel

fluted newel

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