Are you attracted to spindles and balusters, then wonder what on earth to make with them? How about a rustic pedestal to hold your collection of shells, beads, faux fruit, what have you.
I'm fortunate that I also have an ever growing collection of candy tins, all shapes and sizes. I burn the paint off them in the bonfire, and let them mature into a slightly rusty zone, then use them to make into this type of craft.
The spindles or balusters are cut with a chop saw to make sure they're absolutely square. I purposely cut them into different lengths, the more variation, the better, especially if you have several of them displayed together.
I decide which tin goes best with each spindle, then attach them with a screw in the middle. Some require two screws, especially for those spindles that come off a bunk bed and have a hole drilled in the center.
Pre-drilling and/or gluing with two part epoxy or other good glue will work to hold them together.