The beauty of  PORCH COLUMNS Front-Porch-Ideas.com  – your portal to porch enjoyment!
Try to match your architectural style with just the right porch columns. Choose from the classics like Ionic, Corinthian, ...
ARCHITECTURAL COLUMNS   normally consist of a capital, shaft, and base. Capitals   are the ornate features at the top of t...
Don't limit yourself to just the classic porch columns. Whether you are replacing columns on or porch or selecting ones fo...
Wood porch columns  can be purchased with detailed carvings or left smooth to suit your needs and can be painted to match ...
Fiberglass front porch columns  have become popular for both contractors and  architects because of their  attractiveness ...
Aluminum columns   are very elegant and normally a lower cost alternative. They are available in various styles (round, fl...
The most elegant of columns,  stone columns  not only give your porch a natural look but they also add immense curb appeal...
Front porch  brick columns , like stone columns, are another great option. Brick is less expensive than stone and not as e...
Wrought iron columns  don't have to  be boring. Because of their availability,  wrought iron is very popular. It comes in ...
There are a myriad of PORCH COLUMN styles, materials, and designs Choosing the right combination can add immense curb appe...
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See how porch column styles and materials can add curb appeal to your porch and home. Porch columns aren't just for holding the roof up; they can make your porch "pop"!

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Porch Columns

  1. 1. The beauty of PORCH COLUMNS Front-Porch-Ideas.com – your portal to porch enjoyment!
  2. 2. Try to match your architectural style with just the right porch columns. Choose from the classics like Ionic, Corinthian, Tuscan, or Doric columns, or try something more unique. An important consideration when selecting columns are the materials from which they are made like wood, fiberglass, wrought iron, or aluminum like the ones in the photo. Front-Porch-Ideas.com – your portal to porch enjoyment!
  3. 3. ARCHITECTURAL COLUMNS normally consist of a capital, shaft, and base. Capitals are the ornate features at the top of the column shaft and provide a transition from the shaft to the supported structure. Shafts can be plain or fluted and tapered or non-tapered design. The ancient Greeks discovered that a gradual tapering of the column on the upper two-thirds offsets the effect, from eye level, that the shaft grows larger as it ascends. Gotta hand it to those ancient Greeks! Bases usually come in two styles; the Attic, crafted in the ancient style of Attica, and the Tuscan base, a design which originated in 16th century Italy. Front-Porch-Ideas.com – your portal to porch enjoyment!
  4. 4. Don't limit yourself to just the classic porch columns. Whether you are replacing columns on or porch or selecting ones for a new porch, style and the column material itself are important considerations. In fact, porch column styles range from the very simple to artistically beautiful. As long as they satisfy your load bearing requirements, almost any style will do. Front-Porch-Ideas.com – your portal to porch enjoyment!
  5. 5. Wood porch columns can be purchased with detailed carvings or left smooth to suit your needs and can be painted to match your home's decor, whether that be complementary or contrasting. Wood porch posts are versatile in that you can combine them with stone or brick make a unique look. Choose only the finest woods, though; such as mahogany, poplar, cherry, pine, oak, maple, teak and redwood. Front-Porch-Ideas.com – your portal to porch enjoyment!
  6. 6. Fiberglass front porch columns have become popular for both contractors and architects because of their attractiveness and impact-resistance. Similar to wood, fiberglass columns can be round or square and be smooth or ridged Front-Porch-Ideas.com – your portal to porch enjoyment!
  7. 7. Aluminum columns are very elegant and normally a lower cost alternative. They are available in various styles (round, fluted, square, etc.) and can be pre-painted. Versatile, you can use them in both load-bearing and non load-bearing applications. Lightweight, they can be carried by an individual and installed easily. Front-Porch-Ideas.com – your portal to porch enjoyment!
  8. 8. The most elegant of columns, stone columns not only give your porch a natural look but they also add immense curb appeal. Stones must be cut from large slabs which substantially increase the overall costs; however, the final look is a work of art Front-Porch-Ideas.com – your portal to porch enjoyment!
  9. 9. Front porch brick columns , like stone columns, are another great option. Brick is less expensive than stone and not as expensive to build. Front-Porch-Ideas.com – your portal to porch enjoyment!
  10. 10. Wrought iron columns don't have to be boring. Because of their availability, wrought iron is very popular. It comes in all types of designs, from simple to elegant. Front-Porch-Ideas.com – your portal to porch enjoyment!
  11. 11. There are a myriad of PORCH COLUMN styles, materials, and designs Choosing the right combination can add immense curb appeal to your porch and home Front-porch-ideas.com
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