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Newel Post Installation

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I'm curious what most use to fasten newel posts. I was looking at using this, but it doesn't look like it would hold up real well. I was originally planning to use the LJ toggle bolt, but space is not allowing for it, same with the lag screw fastener they have.

Also, when attaching the handrail I noticed the builders in our area just use finish nails, is this pretty standard or is it better to use the lag fasteners?
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The link you gave is for people who do not want to redo sheetrock or flooring. It's not very solid.
I either open the floor or the ceiling below and drop the newel post into the recess and bolt it to the framing member.
If you have to repaint, you repaint.
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