In neweled stairways, the hand rails should always finish against a half newel at the wall connection, and the ends of the half newels may be shown below the soffit. Where half newels are placed on the walls opposite the platform newels, ornamental flat-arched spandrels may be framed between each newel and half newel, thus finishing the soffit of the platform.

38 Half Newels 47

Fig. 81.

38 Half Newels 48

Fig. 82.