Lally Column

Lally Columns and Jack Post Covers

Since basements are no longer used just for storage, today's trend is optimizing the space and creating additional guest rooms or a family friendly space. While lally columns or jack post covers are an effective means to holding up a beam, most homeowners consider them to be an unsightly eye sore when designing plans for their basement living space. Using our basement pole wrap, these cold, immovable obstacles can be transformed into a decorative interior column accent.

Some choose to just frame around the jack posts with drywall which is time consuming and basic in appearance. Others use thin 3 to 4" round pole wraps, but the problem is that they look just like a basement pole wrap, without adding any decorative architectural elements!

Elite Trimworks offers more choices than ever for this makeover dilemma. Having decades of experience as well as tons of happy customers our lally columns/ jack post covers are ideal for any do-it-yourselfer. We offer many different types of interior columns, square, round, recessed panel SPLIT wood columns that are made to wrap around any post out there. With precision we split the shaft, caps and bases into halves to be reassembled around a support for your convenience. Not only are they decorative but they are easy to install using glue or nails, adjustable, and add the perfect finishing touch to any basement pole wrap remodelling project.

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Most jack or lally post are 3" to 4" wide. Any of our Square Columns or our 8" diameter split round wood columns would easily cover your jack posts (Max diameter is 4 1/8" or a circumference of 13"). For a room with an eight feet high ceiling a 8" diameter round or square column is architecturally accurate and what we recommend. Should you chose something smaller, we offer a 6" square post cover which is simply glued together we even include the glue and hardware.  As in the image below, masking tape can be used to hold the side the a column shaft in place until the glue cures. More on Covering Posts in Basements.

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To determine the diameter of your post, divide the circumference of a circle by pi  (which is 3.14). For example, if a circle has a circumference of 12.56 its diameter is 4, (12.56 / 3.14 = 4) or If a circle has a circumference of 9.42 its diameter is 3, (9.42 / 3.14 = 3) To find the circumference of a circle measure the distance around the outside of the circle with a flexible fabric tape, it could be also called the perimeter.

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  • 8" Tapered Round Wood Column

    8” Tapered Round Wood Column. The shaft is 7 ¼” in diameter made from paint grade, FJ pine.  The raw MDF cap and base have a footprint of 10" square.  We include the base and capital that are about 2 ½" thick (5" in total) and the column shaft sits in between.  This Column is not recommended for exterior applications. As an option, this column may be split, and / or fluted.

    Due to Covid-related supply chain issues our Round FJ Pine Columns will be temporarily unavailable until further notice. We are working diligently with our supplies to offer this product in the upcoming future, but due to industry shortages, this product will be on a hiatus for the time being. We thank you in advance for your understanding and greatly appreciate your patience while we work through these unprecedented times.

    Score: 5.00 (votes: 4)
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    • US$163.56
  • Square Wood, Post Cover 6"

    The 6" x 6" x 8ft column un-primed MDF shaft is shipped with 4-- 8 ft sides, unassembled so that it can be used to wrap a jack post, lolly post or an existing support. The shaft is made up of four sides that go together using lock miter joints for easy assembly. We provide installation instructions, water-proof PVC installation cleats, screws, mounting hardware, glue, tape and the material pre-cut for the base and cap to be installed on site. 

    Score: 4.25 (votes: 12)
    • US$174.07