Discussion in 'General Home Improvement Discussion' started by vinny186, Feb 17, 2017.
Would you cut out the carpet or attach it right over the carpet?
It's a newel post
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.
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.
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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