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.
Need some inspiration regarding tackling a staircase remodel. See the transformation of carpeted interior stairs to a beautiful, modern stairwell complete with wood stair treads, new newel posts, railing and paint.