Carved, decorative wood newel posts add a focal point of beauty and elegance to any wood staircase. The newel post is a larger (in diameter) post at the top, bottom, or turn of your staircase that anchors your entire railing system. A newel post made of softwood will need to be larger than one made of hardwood. Our newel posts are available in a variety of wood species, styles and lengths. At StairService.com we will customize newel posts to fit your design needs, such as by adding top length to ensure that the handrail connects to the newel at the strongest part.