DIY Craftsman staircase easy - use existing Newel post!"it was installed around the existing post. I built the front and sides in one piece, and then installed the last side by trimming back the handrail and re-attaching it to the new post.
At the Stella Journey home we removed the carpet on the stairs, installing full oak treads and a new oak starter step. We then painted the risers, added new oak caps on the balcony rails, and refinished the newel.