Square Wood Recessed, Column

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Square, Recessed Column

Square columns are a great alternative to the round columns which are more common. Square columns are hollow and so therefore not load bearing however they do give the illusion of bearing a great weight. All Elite Recessed Paneled Square Column kits come unassembled and can be installed with or without an existing support post an existing wall, or may stand alone. 

These square columns are a perfect match to our Recessed Wall Paneled Wainscoting. A modern panelled look characterized by its clean lines. It can stand on its own or it can be wrapped around an opening as a casing to give it a sense of elegance.

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Square, Recessed Paneled Column
Square columns are a great alternative to the round columns, which are more common. Square columns are hollow and so, therefore, not load bearing; however, they do give the illusion of bearing a great weight. All Elite Recessed Paneled Square Column kits come unassembled and can be installed with or without an existing support post or an existing wall or may stand alone. These square columns are a perfect match to our Recessed Wall wall-panelled wainscoting. A modern panelled look characterized by its clean lines. It can stand on its own or it can be wrapped around an opening as a casing to give it a sense of elegance.

The column shaft is shipped unassembled so that it can be used to wrap a jack post, lolly post or an existing support. The base and cap are made from MDF and are only suggested for indoor applications.
The kit includes: 4 - panels that make up the shaft of the column; 1 set of 4 dividers to be assembled on site (you may order additional) and 4 pieces of 3" Georgian crown to create a capital. The crown trim adds 4 ⅜" to the top portion.  The Traditional Base trim is ½" x 5 1/4" high.  A hardware kit, tape to help glue shaft together, glue and instructions. Everything you see in the drawing is cut to size.
The shaft is made up of four sides that go together like a puzzle, using lock mitre joints for easy assembly. All the smaller pieces are field installed.

As a standard, these columns come in two sizes:
-The 8” version has a true outside dimension of 8” square, the inside is 6" and the panels are about 1" thick MDF, The baseboard adds 1” making the footprint 9”. The cornice adds 4 ½” to the shaft, making it 12 ⅝” at the top.
-The 10” version is 9 ⅜" square, the inside is 7 ⅜" and the panels are about 1" thick MDF, to be primed and painted after installation. The baseboard adds 1” making the footprint 10 ⅜”. The cornice adds 4 ½” to the shaft, making it 14” at the top.
The shaft is to be primed and painted after installation

NOTE: The actual Column Shaft is 95”, the capitol will add about 2” making the overall height slightly over 8 feet.

As the maximum length that UPS will ship is 8 feet, we offer a very attractive optional one-foot extension (see drawing) for those with a nine-foot ceiling.
Extra dividers: We include one set for the top, middle and bottom.
We can make these columns than shown, call for pricing. Columns over 9 feet high must be shipped by transport truck; call for pricing.

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    Made to order, 5-15 days plus transit time
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    8x8x6, 8x8x8, 8x8x9 (two section shaft), 10x10x6, 10x10x8, 10x10x10
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Are you the manufacturer?
Elite Trimworks does produce most of our interior columns and most exterior columns.  We specialize in manufacturing PVC Columns.

Are your columns load bearing?
Yes, all of our round wood and Fiber Cast columns are load bearing. Refer to website for the load bearing capability of the desired column.

If my wood columns are split, what type of adhesive do I need to reassemble them?
To reassemble a split column, a high quality wood glue adhesive should be used. This product can be found at any hardware or construction-supply provider.

How do I secure a split column to a wooden or metal post?
Depending on your application, there are several ways to hold a column in place when used for decoration purposes only. One of the most common ways to hold a column in place is to use standard "L" brackets on the bottom and top of the column's shaft. The Tuscan Base and Capital hide this method of installation. If being assembled around a wooden post, a common way to secure the column is by using wood shims. The shims should fit snugly between the column shaft and the post for proper stability. Be sure to visit our website for further column installation instructions.

Can I trim my columns to a lower height?
Yes. If it is a non-tapered column, 1/3 of the shaft height can be trimmed without affecting the fit of the base and capital. Trimming must take place from the bottom of the shaft only!

How are the columns shipped?
Columns measuring up to 8 feet are shipped using UPS. Any column longer than 8 feet must be shipped using a common carrier (Tractor Trailer) and different shipping rates apply.

What happens if my columns arrive damaged?
Depending on shipping method, different rules apply. For instance we do not allow UPS shipments to be refused. For transport shipments, it needs to be indicated on the Bill of Lading (BOL) and we need to be contacted right away. For complete details please see our Terms & Conditions

Is Elite Trimworks competitive with their pricing?
You bet ya! Our 20,000 square foot warehouse allows us to buy in volumes. Half of the columns we sell are made in-house and we pass on the savings to you. We are confident that our prices are some of the best out there. Give us a call and find out for your self.

 Can I install the columns myself or will I need a contractor?
Columns less than 9 feet are easy to manage for proper installation if you are handy with basic tools required. Our website has downloadable instructions for installation. Columns over 9 feet high are best managed with the assistance of an experienced contractor.

Can columns go around poles and beams?
Any column is capable of being split in order to accommodate your design. The rules are as follows: Round Beams take overall diameter; Square Beams, take diagonal measurement from top to determine width. Refer to our specs for inside clearance of the shaft to determine proper size column needed.

Do capital and base add any height to the column?
When you order a round wood column the capital and base are factored into the overall finished height of the column. When ordering the Fiber Cast columns, the capital and base are pieces that fit around the column (see image below) and so they do not play a part in adding height to the finished column.

Are the capitals load bearing?
Decorative capitals are strictly for decorative purposes and are not load bearing. The wood or MDF capitals that come standard with the wooden columns are load bearing.

Are your exterior columns insect and decay resistant?
All our exterior columns are engineered and tested to warrant against damage caused by exterior elements.

How are the columns approved for load?
All of our columns come with full strength and material testing provided from our local material testing facility and engineer, see individual products for exact load bearing data.

How wide should the column shaft be?
The width of columns are calculated in terms of a ratio between the base diameter of the shaft and the height. If you where looking for architecturally accuracy, a Tuscan or Doric column should be seven diameters high, an Ionic column, eight diameters high and a Corinthian column nine diameters high. For more on the “Orders of Architecture” go to www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classical_order#Tuscan_order

 How should I paint my interior columns?
Bulls Eye 1-2-3®i (see site for complete details) a whole house, universal interior/exterior, water-base stain-killing primer-sealer. Excellent adhesion to glossy surfaces, including tile and enamelled trim. Low odour and easy-to-apply with great flow and levelling. Breathable, flexible acrylic formula resists blistering and peeling. This primer generally dries and is ready to expect paint within the hour.

Why should I discuss my project with you?
Speaking with us will ensure that you are getting the correct column for the job, our years of experience may prevent you from making costly errors.

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