Our best selling capital & base, the Tuscan Column bases and caps are a customer favorite. Use with our Round Tapered Fiberglass Columns. They are in keeping with the look and feel of traditional classical architecture. Weatherproof, insect-proof, rot-proof, virtually maintenance free. Exterior or interior use. Use acrylic-latex primer and paint for best results.
The Tuscan Column Bases and Caps are NOT load bearing, but rather act as a decorative sleeve around the column shaft. The effect is that the column looks like it is sitting on the base and cap. They do not affect the overall installed height of the column.
Select Column Size
When selecting the size of the column, the measurement refers to the diameter of the base of the round tapered column. Note that the actual size of our columns are approx. 3/8″ smaller than the nominal size shown. For example, our 8″ Round Tapered Column is 7 5/8″ diameter at the bottom. Of course the tapered columns are smaller on top. All the exact specs can be seen here: Column Specifications PDF. If you are buying a base and cap for a column that did not come from American Porch, please double check your column diameter to make sure it will fit. HINT: To get a diameter of your column, you can measure the circumference of your existing column and divide by 3.14.
Materials used in our Tuscan Column Bases and Caps
The column bases is offered in Fiberglass/Polymer Bases (same material as our Fiberglass Polymer Columns). This is a hard stone-like material that will hold up to abuse.
The column capital is offered in high density Polyurethane foam (same material as our Polyurethane Balustrades).
Weatherproof, insect-proof, rot-proof, virtually maintenance free. Exterior or interior use. Use acrylic-latex primer and paint for best results.
Tuscan cap & base sets for 8″ WHOLE columns are “Timesaver” recycled ABS.
Tuscan cap & base sets for 8″ SPLIT columns are two-piece “E-Z Lock” polystyrene.
All Caps and Bases (except ornamental capitals) install around the shaft and do not affect the overall installed height.
Other cap/base styles available, i.e. Attic, Doric, Corinthian, Scamozzi, etc., call for quote.
For more specs, click Specifications below.
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