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Old 02-16-2017, 06:44 PM  
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Would you cut out the carpet or attach it right over the carpet?


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It's a newel post


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I can think of two ways to do it with out the carpet being under it.

If you like the like it has right now. Cut out a circle smaller than the base and install a piece of plywood slightly thicker than the carpet and bolt it down.

If you like the look where the carpet goes under the molding.
Cut a hole slightly smaller than the base, remove another inch of underlay.
Slide in half circles of 1/4 plywood to replicate the tack strips and work the post thru the hole and bolt it down and then tuck the carpet down.

Or a combination of both ideas.
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Thanks for the great tips Neal but I couldn't get comfortable with the idea of cutting the carpet so I got a side mount post and screwed it to the knee wall. I originally thought I would need the extra support of having one of the posts screw to the floor but after having all four side mount posts installed it feels very sturdy.
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https://www.ferguson.com/product/pro...QPzxoCbnvw_wcB

dress it with an escutcheon

you can have one custom made if off the shelf is not just right
any fab shop can do it


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