I love this idea for putting posts up, for lamps, that can also be fence or divider connectors. I like hiding a sturdier metal post inside a fabricated wood post, then attaching the remainder of the fencing to it. Great for high wind areas.
Striking Details: A Live Edge Wood Slab Kitchen Countertop — Kitchen Inspiration. I really detest almost all the design choices in this kitchen (personally), but that live-edge slab island piece is BEYOND beautiful!