After the footing holes, I went over to the Nanepashmet House and built the basement staircase railing. Turns out, I had some nice pieces of meranti mahogany and some red oak in the garage. These hardwoods always combine nicely and I was pretty happy with the way the railing came out.
It probably won't win a ribbon from the Woodworkers Guild, but it is solid Nanepashemet quality. The tenants liked it, and their dog was a big fan. And I liked their dog as well.