Ornamental Capital and Bases
Decorative or Structural - Choose the Right Fit for You
Decorative Capitals are the product of choice by homeowners, builders, and contractors, who demand architectural accuracy, elegance, and an overall excellent value. Choosing the right cap and base for your columns is as important as the selection of the column shaft. The right cap and bases defines your front entrance and creates atmosphere that complements your lifestyle.
Other than choosing which order of architecture best suits your project, there are many to things to consider when purchasing and base and capital set. The first and foremost consideration is safety or load bearing capacity. You must insure that both the column shaft and capital set is made by the same manufacturer and properly tested for flame spread and fire rated. The next consideration would be: matching the right base and capitol to the shaft. As we offer a large selection of columns, we also offer an extensive offering of matching ornamental capitals and bases.
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Other things to consider are: which bases best matches with the capital, will they fit, whether it will shorten or lengthen the shaft, availability, and lead time. We have experts on staff to answer those types of questions. Elite Trimworks includes a Deluxe Tuscan base and capital set and installation hardware with any PermaCast column that we ship as a standard offering. Others typically include an economy colonial cap and base set. HB&G others an extensive line of Ornamental Capitals sets for the PermaCast round and square columns ranging from 6" to 30 in diameter (see PDF's for details).