I'm lucky to live in this home. I have a loving family, a cool cat named Paul, and a magnificent 100-year-old newel post in our entry. According to the 1910 Sears Roebuck Home Builders Catalog sitting on my coffee table, it is a Plain Sawed Red Oak Newel - Part No. 63B8308 that cost $2.96 at the time).
And speaking of coffee tables, I sanded, stained, and distressed a farmhouse-style table that I scored at the local Goodwill this summer for only $12! Thinking of using it in some future photos.