Wrought iron newel posts for stairs function as the support post for a staircase. They go at the starting step, on landings and on balcony areas that have runs longer than 8 ft. Many people choose iron newels over wood in order to match with their iron balusters. These newels are installed using the iron newel mounting kit which requires sinking the newel into the floor with a bracket and bolting it into palce. Check the install guide link for intructions. All of the iron newels come in the same powdercoated finishes as the iron balusters.