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How to Repair a Newel Post | Ask This Old House

In this video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva explains how to bring a gnawed newel post back to its original splendor.

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Tom Silva returns to an old project to fix a new issue. The homeowners have a new four-legged friend, and he’s been chewing on the trim around the newel post. Since the trim is custom, Tom has a challenge to conquer. Tom gets to work by creating custom moldings, matching the new trim to the old woodwork, and cutting, gluing, and nailing the moldings in place for a near-seamless look.

Difficulty: ⅗
Cost: Around $100
Time: One day, plus stain drying time

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