It does line up with the riser an the stringer. The homeowner did the new treads to save money. An in doing such they the treads were not lined up. So to make the spindles line up. The newel needed to be moved in.Keith Mathewson said:Why did you move the centerline of the newel post? The balusters are suppose to plane out with the edge of the skirt and riser, which they did in the old stair install.