Turncraft Wood Colonial columns begin with the milling of finger-jointed or solid staves to exacting dimension. The staves are then assembled into a raw shaft using the strongest Type-I waterproof glue. Torque bands are wrapped around the shaft applying 90 to 100 pounds of pressure per square inch, transforming the individual staves into a single unit, ready for precision turning.
Non-primed wood Colonial paint grade exterior shafts (except redwood or cedar) are fully immersed in Woodlife® 111 wood preservative. Woodlife® 111 is formulated to protect against staining and decaying fungi, to control shrinking, swelling, end checking, splitting, grain raising, and warping for maximum compatibility with paint, primers, and topcoats. Woodlife® 111 also conforms to Industrial Standard I.S. 4-00, is approved by the N.W.W.D.A., and meets all current and proposed government standards.
Colonial columns are available in the following plan types. Please specify when you order. Columns other than Plan Type A are not load bearing. Split or reassembled columns are not load bearing.
Colonial Tapered Round Smooth
Colonial Tapered Round Fluted
Turncraft Colonial Column
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