Custom Wooden Columns

All Size Columns Custom Wooden Columns Come in Many Sizes, Lengths and Diameters.

What is a good interior paint grade wood for columns?

Paint grade typically suggests the cheapest wood, since you will be covering it.  Many think pine to be  a good choice, though clear pine is more expensive than many hardwoods and the knots and pitch  lines start to show a few months to a few years, somewhat regardless of surface preparation and priming.  Poplar is probably the most common paint grade woods for interior, as cost effective, machines well and  takes a finish nicely.  In areas that may be high traffic or get banged about, soft maple might be a good choice as it is about 40% harder than poplar.

There are various styles of interior and exterior custom wood columns. Shafts come in a variety of architectural column styles with corresponding caps, bases and plinth such as:

  • Greek
  • Tuscan
  • Roman
  • Corinthian styles

We can also produce pilasters, capitals and decorative accessories. Our wooden columns are custom made to order with smooth or fluted shafts and with solid or stave construction for your restoration or new construction on commercial or residential properties.

Wood columns for the interior of homes or buildings can be put in place to enhance any room in the house, particularly open kitchen areas, dining rooms and formal living rooms. Kitchen islands and tables can also be built to use columns as legs of the units.

What is the difference with columns that are load bearing or decorative or both?

Load bearing columns will support a structure and are weight bearing.  Decorative columns can be either load bearing or non load bearing, depending on the application.

Wooden columns can be used in inside entryways or outdoor entrances. Add curb appeal with front entrance eye-catching wood columns. Choose your own custom style which is whatever you’d like. Modern, traditional, Victorian, farmhouse or eclectic… it’s up to you!

Custom work is our specialty!