Q 1. Where would you normally use timber newel post caps ?
Around the bottom a 115 x 115mm stair post.
Q 2. What is it made out of ?
Plantation grown Radiata Pine.
Q 3. What are the important dimensions ?
Each skirt is made up of four 16mm thick panels of height 570mm. The width of each panel is 148mm.
The outside edges of each panel has a unique mitre-lock joint that allows for easy assembly.
A small moulding is supplied that can be mitre cut and wrapped around the post to finish the top of the skirt off.
Q 4. How should you finish it ?
If looking for a natural finish, then a clear lacquer will be fine; or you can use a stain to achieve your desired colour then use a clear lacquer to finish it off.
If wanting to paint, a water based primer/undercoat is not a necessity (although it wouldn’t hurt), but at least 2 coats of the final colour is a must.
Speak to your local paint retailer for more info.