Our home was built more than a century ago as a wedding gift, though not for me and my wife. I have met the grandson of the original owner, and his rough housing at his grandparents' home might well have contributed to the need to replace balusters in the railing of the center hall stairs. StairParts sells balusters (and other architectural components) that closely track many of the features of century homes. I ordered two replacement balusters. They arrived quickly and are superb. Well made of quality wood by quality craftsmen. Installation was a breeze. My railing that rises two stories looks beautiful, and I will definitely be back to StairParts should the need arise again, most likely if I invite the grandson and his children back for a visit.