I did this with the kits you can buy at Homebase / B&Q
the tool they sell to make the hole in your existing newel post after sawing
off the top 3/4 is a bit poor,
but I'd recommend going this route if your existing newel post is solid
I removed the whole post and replaced with a brand new one, and it was never
as the original. (it wobbles)
As for the rest, the spindles are easy, and the whole job is very
Get the video, gives good tips and you can refer to any fiddly bits.
Make sure your supplier has all the bits you need, I found it fustrating
when blanking plates
were missing and spindles were mixed sizes and colours from differing
Good luck, have fun
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