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Architectural Wood Columns

Architectural wood columns range from the timeless architectural orders, all-tapered, plain or fluted styles. Columns are available in paint grade, finger-jointed wood species (pine, redwood, or cedar) for interior or exterior applications or stain grade woods for interior applications. Wood columns are load bearing, but PermaCast columns can hold a larger load.


The Classic Columns

Tuscan

  • Simplest and strongest design
  • Usually plain rather than fluted
  • Shaft length, including cap and base, is seven times diameter

Roman Ionic

  • Ornate design with decorative scrolled capital and Attic Base
  • Containes 24 semi-circular flutes separted by fillets
  • Shaft length, including cap and base, is nine times diameter

Roman Doric

  • Next in strength and simplicity to the Tuscan cap and base contain additional moulding detail
  • Usually Plain rather than fluted
  • Shaft length, including cap and base, is eight times diameter

Greek Doric

  • Has no base
  • Containes 20 shallow flutes that form peaks (no fillets)
  • Shaft length, including cap, is five and a half times diameter

Roman Corinthian

  • Most elegant style, features an inverrted bell capital adorned with acanthus leaves and an Attic Base
  • Fluted in the Ionic Style
  • Shaft length, including cap, is ten times diameter

Wood species

Maple

Oak

Ponderosa Pine

Popular

Redwood

Walnut

Cherry

Mahogany


Column Dimensions

Col Size 6″ 8″ 10″ 1″2
A 5-5/8″ 7″ 9″ 11-5/8″
B 4-5/8″ 6-1/4″ 8-1/4″ 9-3/8″
C 7-1/4″ 9-1/4″ 11-1/4″ 13-1/8″
D 1-3/8″ 1-1/2″ 1-1/2″ 1-3/8″
E 1-1/4″ 1-1/4″ 1-1/4″ 1-1/4″
F 9/16″ 3/4″ 3/4″ 7/8″
G 15/16″ 15/16″ 15/16″ 15/16″
J 1-5/16″ 1-1/4″ 1-1/4″ 1-3/4″
K 1-5/16″ 1-1/4″ 1-5/16″ 1-3/8″
L 7″ 8-7/8″ 10-1/2″ 12″
O 4-1/2″ 4-1/2″ 4-1/2″ 4-1/2″
N 8″ 8″ 8″ 8″
R 3-3/16″ 3-1/4″ 3-1/4″ 3-1/8″
T 2″ 2″ 2″ 2″
Lengths 8′, 10′ 8′, 10′, 12′ 8′, 10′, 12′ 8′, 10′, 12′

Updated on December 16, 2020

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