Stair Parts Terminology

Pin top newel with Volute
Pin top newel with Volute

Pin Top Newel: A newel with a dowel on top which inserts into a fitting for an over the post stair system.

Ball Top Newel: A newel, generally with turning which has a round top sitting on a block.

Starting Step: A decorative first step. A starting step typically extends out past the width of the stair structure. Starting steps almost always have a radius at one or both ends.

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