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Structural Columns

Architectural Columns from FineHouse are a basic building component for homes, buildings and structures of all types. We supply different kinds of columns for indoor and particularly outdoor use; Round and square columns are available in different materials with a selection of capitals and bases. FineHouse has developed a unique system for installing columns using an integral PostCore™. With structural PostCore, column installation is simplified and structural integrity is assured. These architectural columns provide a low-maintenance structural solution for many building needs.

To learn more about columns and the advantages of PostCore look here.

To see a selection of columns with prices look here



Illustration showing PostCore™

 

 

 

10" COLUMNS

The 10" Tuscan Colum
is often preferred over the 8"

Round Tuscan Columns
with or without PostCore

Round Tuscan Columns with entasis or "a taper", are made of a cast composite and are guaranteed against rot, insect damage and wear from the weather. The columns are also highly resistant to physical abrasion and fire. With optional PostCore™, installation is greatly simplified and structural qualities enhanced. Tuscan capital and base are included.

Available smooth or fluted

Available with or without PostCore

Available in heights up to 14ft. (Taller columns available on special request)

Available in diameters up to 30"

Available split in half for existing post application or to use as a pilaster

Structural columns come with a 20 year guarantee

CAD Details available for professionals

 

The 8 inch, round, Tuscan Column shown to the left has Doric capital and base with the PostCore™ shown. The 8" column is often used on projects of a smaller scale or grouped to achieve mass and an effect.

 

To Specify Round Tuscan Columns:
  • Identify Diameter and Height
  • Specify smooth or fluted
  • Specify with or without PostCore
  • Specify for indoor or outdoor use
  • Spicify if Fire Rated
  • Determine any options -( Different Capital, Split, Wire chase, etc.)

 

To Purchase or Obtain Pricing
for Round Tuscan Columns:

See our online prices for the most common columns

For larger sizes, custom columns and pedestals:

  • Provide complete specification as shown above
  • Provide quantity required
  • Provide ship-to address and contact information
  • Submit a Request for Quotation to FineHouse
                              or
  • Call FineHouse at (800) 686-3180 for a quotation

 

 

Additional note on PostCore: The application and use of composite and fiberglass columns for structural use, is coming under increasing scrutiny by building officials nationwide. The ability of fiberglass or composite columns to resist lateral loads such as wind is negligable (see the ICC report ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA FOR FIBER-REINFORCED POLYMER (FRP) COMPOSITE COLUMNS USED AS AXIAL LOAD-BEARING AND NONLOAD-BEARING ARCHITECTURAL AND DECORATIVE COLUMNS). In particualar Sec 6.4 The answer to this dilema is the column with PostCore™ by FineHouse. In all cases, columns with PostCore™ can meet local code requirments when the PostCore™ is used as recommended by the local building official or structural engineer.

 

 

For sizes not listed or technical assistance please contact FineHouse.
By email trellis@finehouse.net or by phone at (540) 436-8080

 


 

 


Square Fluted Column

 

Tuscan Capital

Cast Composite Tuscan Capital


 


Tuscan Column Base
Cast Composite Tuscan Base
included with all columns

 

 


 

Column with PostCore
Square Column
Elevation & Plan

Square Columns
 with or without PostCore

Square columns are available fabricated in a Mahogany, Cast Composite or SynCore. These columns are very resistant to rot, insect damage and wear from the weather. The columns are also highly resistant to physical abrasion. With the integral PostCore™ installation is simplified and structural qualities enhanced.

Columns are available smooth, fluted, incised panel or rusticated.

Available in heights up to 14ft. (Taller columns available on special request)

Available in standard sizes up to 16" square.

Available split for existing post application or for use as a pilaster.

Cast composite columns come with a 20 year guarantee, all other columns carry a 1 year guarantee.

 

The 10 inch, square Mahogany column with PostCoreshown to the left, has molded capital & base with the capital copper flashed.

 

To Specify Square Columns:

See our online prices for the most common columns

For larger sizes, custom columns and pedestals:

 

  • Identify Width and Height
  • Specify material: Mahogany, Cast Composite or SynCore.
  • Specify smooth, fluted, paneled, or rusticated (See Examples).
  • Specify PostCore extended or flush / top and bottom.
  • Determine any options -( Different Capital, Split, Wire chase )

 

To Purchase Square Columns:

  • Provide complete specification as shown above
  • Provide quantity required
  • Provide ship-to address and contact information
  • Submit a Request for Quotation to FineHouse
                              or
  • Call FineHouse at (540) 436-8080 for a fast quote

 

 

Additional note on PostCore: The use of PostCoreallows you to fasten columns more securely to beams, decks and floors. In addition, PostCore makes the installation of columns outdoors very easy - Dig a pier hole, stand up the column with the PostCore extending down into the pier hole, level and fill with crushed stone, Done.

 

 

 

 

For sizes not listed or technical assistance please contact FineHouse.
By email trellis@finehouse.net or by phone at (540) 436-8080

 


 

10" ROUND TUSCAN COLUMN

 

 

 

FLUTED COLUMN EXAMPLE

10" ROUND FLUTED COLUMN

Column Options

Columns may be specified with different options to accommodate a range of field conditions and aesthetic requirements.

 

Round Column Options

Smooth is typical

Fluted is available

Tuscan Capital & Base are standard

Decorative capitals are optional:(see below)

The Attice base is optional

Split column are available (includes everything needed for re-assembly)

PostCoresextend 24" at the bottom & 7-1/2" at the top as a standard. A wide range of custom options are available to meet specific site conditons.

Fire Rated columns are optional.

Wire chase and switch boxes are optional

 

 

For sizes not listed or technical assistance please contact FineHouse.
By email trellis@finehouse.net or by phone at (540) 436-8080

 


 

Column Capitals & Bases


Capitals for round columns are available in a number of styles.

DECORATIVE COLUMN CAPITALS

See our online prices for the most common decorative capitals

For larger sizes, custom columns and pedestals:

 


Capitals and bases are supplied primed with copper flashing.

Capitals and bases are a cast composite with very low maintenance.

The Tuscan base is standard, the Attic base is optional.

Optional pedestals are available, please enquire.

 

 

TUSCAN COLUMN BASE
Tuscan Base

 

 

 

ATTIC COLUMN BASE
Attic Base

Note: For questions about column options, please contact FineHouse.
By email trellis@finehouse.net or by phone at (540) 436-8080





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