Securing aluminum newel post?

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  1. Feb 17, 2017 #1

    vinny186

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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.
     
  4. Feb 18, 2017 #4

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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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