How to Install Iron Newel Posts
This guide will help you understand how to install a wrought iron newel post using our iron newel mounting kit.
Our kit contains a bracket, bolts, set screws and the shoe to cover the bracket. However we recommend you use a can of epoxy such as our EPC-7 epoxy can, as the set screws on the kit might not be enough to ensure a permanent installation.
- Drill & Drill Bits
View the illustration diagram at the bottom of the page before you begin.
Step 1 – Drill a hole down into the floor where the newel is to be installed. The hole should just be big enough for the bracket to slide into.
Step 2 – Measure how high you need your newel. This will be from the floor to the bottom of the handrail where the newel will be installed. Make sure you account for the pin top on the newel and the base plate thickness. It is a good idea to test fit your newel before you epoxy it into place.
Step 3 – Once you know the measurement, slide the base collar onto the newel and then slide bracket onto the newel. Do not forget to slide the base collar on first! Epoxy the bracket into place. Alternatively you may use the set screws to hold it into place but over time the screws could eat into the power coating and the newel may loosen up.
Step 4 – Slide the newel with bracket into the hole in the floor. Using your four (4) mounting screws, screw the bracket into the floor, securing it into place.
Step 5 – Slide the base collar down covering the flange.