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Old 07-21-2014, 03:30 PM   #1
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How to attach volute to newel

I'm redoing my stairs, and I am doing an over the top rail, right now I have the volute and it's predrilled, I also have an over the top newel which has a matching peg of the same size as the volute hole.

The volute is solid wood, not split or anything like some systems. Do I just wood glue this in place, or is there another way you make the permanent connection between the newel and the volute?


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I like gorilla glue where urethane can cushion less than perfect fits.


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In this condition, I had only applied wood glue to the dowels on the volute balusters and newel post and insert them into the holes on the stair treads.
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I usually glue and put screw through top of rail into post then plug with a 3/8 bung to match. Have you cut you post to proper height and pitch cut you volute easement?
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