Often called a fiberglass column, these are 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 fiberglass 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 is polyurethane, base is FRP (fiber-reinforced polymer).
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 on Specifications below.
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For ProsDownload Product Drawings:
- Column Specifications.pdf
- Column Installation Instructions.pdf
- Cap & Base Installation Instructions.pdf
- Attaching Railing to Columns.pdf
- Reassembling Split Column Instructions.pdf
- Installing Split Columns as Pilasters.pdf
- Installing Ornamental Capitals.pdf
- More info on allowable loads.pdf
- Flame Spread and Smoke Density Test Results.pdf
- How To Attach Wood Railing to Round Columns PDF