Spruce Up Your Home Exterior
Decorative column bases can be found in a variety of styles, shapes, and sizes, and have been used for centuries to add beauty to home decor. In architecture, a column base or plinth is the lowest part of a column. It rests on the foundation and spreads the load of the column over a wider area than the column shaft itself.
Decorative wooden column bases are a popular choice for sprucing up your home. They come in a variety of styles, including traditional and contemporary, and in a variety of finishes, such as natural wood, stained wood, and painted wood. Generally, decorative columns are not present to provide any practical function, their presence helps to define specific areas within the room and adds visual interest.
While there are durable plastic columns on the market, the quality that wooden columns and column bases offer cannot be matched, giving a level of detail that can only be achieved through the careful turning of wood.
The Benefits of Using Decorative Column Bases
Decorative column bases can be beneficial in your home for the following reasons:
- Variety - Available in contemporary, classical, and many other styles and shapes, column bases can add a distinct look to a column that enhances a home's appeal.
- Class and Elegance - Through intricate wood turning, you will be able to see the beauty of the wood's markings through the column base, resulting in a sense of warmth and natural beauty.
- Sustainability - Wood is generally considered to be an environmentally friendly material, as well as being well known for its insulation power.
- Durability - When properly maintained, wooden column bases are capable of providing decades of service.
Decorative Column Bases For Your Next Project
You may want to consider adding decorative column bases to your next home improvement project, and Patrick's Turning Point can help with that. Any of our porch columns and bases, exterior wood balusters, porch posts, or turned capitals can be custom-made to suit your needs.
Our team strives to provide the highest quality parts at a reasonable price based on sources ranging from architectural plans, to customer drawings, pictures, and samples. Feel free to share your concepts, and we'll transform them into reality.
If you are interested in learning more or would to request pricing, contact us today to request a wood turning quote!