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Greek Doric Columns

The Greek Doric order is so named because it was the architectural style of the Dorian Greeks. Like the Tuscan order that came later Greek Doric is considered by many to be utilitarian, emoting simple strength and stability. The proportions of this order are thought to be derived from the proportions of a man (athlete or warrior). Traditionally, the Greek Doric column is stout and runs anywhere from a 4 to 1 to a 6 to1 height to diameter ratio. The Greek Doric column has no base and when fluted (channeled) there is no flat between the flutes but rather they meet in a ridge (arrises). Greek Doric flutes (channels) do not terminate in a half circle like Ionic flutes but rather extend through the length of the shaft.

Pagliacco Greek Doric Columns

Our tapered Greek columns feature true Greek entasis which begins immediately at the bottom of the shaft and gently curves in as in the bending of a bow. Pagliacco Greek Doric columns are available smooth (shown) or fluted, tapered or non-tapered in a variety of wood species. Exterior columns are made from Western Red Cedar or Redwood, but they're also available in the wood of your choice. Paint grade interior columns usually are made of Poplar or Pine. For stain grade interior columns, we use the hardwood of your choice. We also offer splitting for any application. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you to find the best product available for your application and budget.

Because we offer a variety of Greek Doric columns not all product dimensions match the following chart. If a specific dimension is critical for your application, please ask to confirm sizes.

Additional column sizes are available,
both larger and smaller
Column diameter 5-1/4" 8" 10" 12" 14" 16" 18" 20" 22" 24"
  all dimensions in inches
shaft diameter at bottom
5-1/4 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24
Shaft diameter at top
4-3/8 6-1/2 8-1/4 10 11-3/4 13-1/2 15 16-3/4 18-1/4 20
Overall height
Plinth square
Capital square
6-3/4 9 11-1/4 13-1/2 15-3/4 18-1/4 20 22-1/2 24-1/2 26-3/4
Base + plinth height
Capital height
2-1/4 3 3-3/4 4-1/4 5 5-3/4 6-1/2 7-1/4 8 8-3/4

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