Exterior Column manufactured as one piece from fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP). Weatherproof, insect-proof, rot-proof, virtually maintenance free, pound for pound stronger than concrete, steel, or aluminum. This is the premier option for columns. Works great with either wood or synthetic balustrades. Interior or exterior use. Use acrylic-latex primer and paint for best results. Whole columns are load bearing. See capacity chart below. Tapered shafts have a modified architectural entasis, with a Tuscan style astragal for authentic styling. This creates a very visually appealing and architecturally correct look.
SPLIT COLUMNS: split/reassembled exterior column are NOT load bearing. Can be used around a supporting post. Optional Reassembly Kit available for those ordering split columns to be reassembled around an existing member. Includes necessary ties, spacers, and filler. Two kits are required or columns 14′ high and taller. No warranty provided on split columns.
Tuscan cap & base sets for 10″ WHOLE columns are “Timesaver” recycled ABS.
Tuscan cap & base sets for 10″ SPLIT columns are two-piece “E-Z Lock” polystyrene.
Other cap/base styles available, i.e. Attic, Doric, Corinthian, Scamozzi, etc., call for quote.
Column Installation Kit: Contains hardware to install round and square FRP columns in just about any application. Brackets are bolted to the column, then Tapcon screws attache the top brackets to the ceiling/soffit. Kit includes full instructions on installing FRP columns. If you are attaching wood railing to a round column, you’ll want to look at the Wood Rail to Round Column Hardware Kit.
Craftsman Pedestals available for these round tapered columns. Matching square and non-tapered columns available.
For exact specs, load capacities, inside/outside dimensions, cap/base specs, & more, click Specifications below.
Proudly Made in the USA.
For ProsDownload Product Drawings:
- Column Specifications PDF
- Column Installation Instructions.pdf
- Cap & Base Installation Instructions.pdf
- How To Attach Wood Railing to Round Columns PDF
- Reassembling Split Columns PDF
- Installing Split Columns as Pilasters PDF
- Installing Ornamental Capitals PDF
- More info on allowable loads.pdf
- Flame Spread Test Results PDF