Pagliacco manufactures and distributes architectural columns in a wide variety of styles and made from a wide variety of materials including: top
quality wood, fiberglass, PVC and stone polymer. Exterior columns are made from
Western Red Cedar, Redwood, PVC, fiberglass or stone polymer, but they're also
available in the wood of your choice. Paint grade interior columns
made of Poplar, Pine or fiberglass. For stain grade
interior columns, we use the hardwood of your choice.
For more details and to request a quote for stone polymer columns, see our Royal Corinthian Sales web site.
For more details on Turncraft fiberglass columns see our Turncraft pages.
For more details and more styles, click on a column picture or name:
Our goal is to supply you
with the best product for your application at the best
prices. The styles shown here are just a few examples of what is available. If you don't see what you need, please contact us: 415-488-4333.
Most column styles are available fluted or smooth.
Architectural Column Designs
The classic orders of
architecture, including columns commonly used today, were
created by Renaissance scholars who wanted to codify the
wide variety of Roman architectural design found
throughout Europe at the time. Roman architects had taken
their design inspiration from the work of the Greeks;
however, the two styles differ in many respects. Pagliacco
designs are based primarily on the work of the Italian
Renaissance scholar Vignola. In addition to creating
columns in the classic orders, we welcome the opportunity
to explore and recreate accurate Greek and Roman columns. Call
us if you have a challenging project or a unique design.
We have the background and experience to assist you with your project.
Wood Column Installation
where you get your columns, we can't stress enough how
important it is that exterior wood columns be made from
naturally rot and insect resistant wood. Avoid Northern
Pines, Hemlock and Poplar for exterior use. Exterior columns must be vented top
and bottom. It's equally important that no blocking is
installed inside the column shaft. As air temperatures
change, ventilation allows the air inside the
column to change with the air on the outside, making the
wood expand and contract at an even rate. Ventilation also
prevents possible moisture build-up inside your columns.
Blocking inside the column prevents the movement of air
and moisture, and inhibits natural expansion and