A custom pedestal, part of a custom porch railing project, made from Spanish Cedar.
Note the holes which allow air to flow through from the top to the bottom allowing the wood pedestals to breath and dry out so that they last longer; even on this flat roof porch.
—Brent Hull is a Historic carpentry and design expert. His book, Building a Timeless House in an Instant Age is available all over the place. His company, Hull Historical is located in Fort Worth, Texas.