Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 4
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dee32773 Nice Quality Newel
Nice newel. Took stain beautifully. Very rich looking.
August 11, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sabbie Not as bad as I thought based on the reviews
I took a chance and ordered these hemlock Axxys newel posts. A couple little dings on one and the other is in nice shape. I like the texture and most wood is laminated, even the high end stuff. It warps otherwise. I'm happy with them. Maybe after seeing the reviews, Stair Simple stepped up their product quality before leaving the factory. Also, much cheaper than going another route. A local stair and cabinet installer said I'd have to wait three weeks for them to make the posts and they were quite a bit more expensive.
August 27, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Wyoming Extremely poor quality
I normally don't write reviews but this product is so bad, I felt compelled. Given the price, one would think that this would be a solid piece post. It isn't, it is two 2"x4"'s glued together. To make it worse, the manufacturer made no attempt to match grains so it would at least appear to be solid. All of the newel posts had one 2"x4" with tight grain, and the second 2"x4" was a wide grain, looks terrible. The quality of the finish was also bad, a lot of dents and dings, along with chatter marks from the saw blade. Bottom line it is a product with absolutely no pride behind it.
June 3, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by ZachB Great looking post, but did not realize both had deep cracks until I stained them.
Both posts had big cracks in the base corners. Could not tell if they were true cracks until stained. One corner chipped off, but can repair and hide against the wall. too much hassle to return at this point.
December 18, 2012