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  • A newel also the central pole is the upright post which supports the handrail of a stair banister. Although their primary purpose is structural, newels have long been adorned with decorative trim and designed with different architectural styles. — “Newel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Visually, it looks like half the newel is embedded in the wall. For continuous handrails on long balconies, there may be multiple newels and tandem caps to cover the newels. At corners, there are quarter-turn caps. For post-to-post systems, the newels project above the handrails. — “Stairway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • newel - A large picket or post used to anchor the handrail. "newel-to-newel""). For continuous handrails on long balconies, there may be multiple newels and tandem caps to cover the newels. — “Stairs - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, simple.wikipedia.org

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