Your No-Regrets Guide to Ordering Round Wooden Columns Online

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When it comes round wooden columns, there’s no room for guesswork.

It’s uncommon you’ll find the exact style of a column you want to replicate, or the specific design you’re dreaming up, standard on someone’s website. It’s the most important element to your structural and aesthetic design – and you need to make sure you’ll get the PERFECT column the FIRST time.

Unfortunately, most woodshops and furniture stores don’t do a good job of educating homeowners and contractors about the elements of wood column design. That is – until now.

At TurnTech, we’ve put together a comprehensive guide that will equip you with the proper terminology, styles, and wood column size information you’ll need to order a column online with no regrets.

Keep reading to learn more about how to order a wooden column online – or shop our semi-custom wood columns for sale now!


How to Order Interior or Exterior Wood Columns

When it comes to interior or exterior wood columns, one size does not fit all. That’s why we offer a custom column quote calculator to help you get the perfect fit for your project.

There are a few key details you’ll need to have in order to get a custom quote or order a wood column online, regardless of if it is in interior or exterior wood column.

  • Wood column design or style
  • Wood column size
  • Wood type
  • Quantity of columns

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Wood Column Design Terms to Know

The world of woodcraft is full of terminology and phrases that may come across as confusing if not actively in the industry. When ordering any kind of wood column design, there are a few stylistic elements your woodworker may ask your opinion on. When it comes to the visual aesthetic of the round wooden column you’re envisioning, here are the 5 main styles to choose from:

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Simple – Smooth and straight, the simple option is most commonly used for classic exterior and interior wood column designs.

Dowel / Tapered – Similar to the simple design, a dowel round wooden column refers to a smooth shaft that tapers from top to bottom. To achieve this stunningly shaped appearance, a smaller top diameter and a larger base diameter is required.

Roped – A more decorative round wooden column design is Roped. Roped pillars are one of the most popular interior wood column designs due to their unique style and spiral pattern.

Reeded – If textural design is something you love, a reeded column is the one for you! With 3D ridges that are smooth to the touch, this column type makes the perfect ornate interior wood column option for modern or traditional spaces.

Fluted – You may have noticed fluted design elements trending in fall 2022 and fluted round wooden columns are no exception! Like the reeded design in appearance, the main difference is that fluted column’s ridges make an “u” shape, whereas reeded makes a “n” shape.

See more wood column inspiration here. 


Choosing Your Perfect Wood Column Size

Not only will you need to know the wood column design you want, but you also will need to have an idea for the wood column size you want as well. At Turntech, we’ll prompt you for these two measurements in order to create the exact round wooden column you want:

Length: How long or tall the column is. This number is often dependent on whether it’s an interior or exterior wood column. If you’re unsure of what length you need, feel free to contact us for a consultation.

Diameter: How big or round the column is. The diameter can be found by measuring lengthwise across the flat top of a round wooden column.

As a Lancaster County, PA woodshop that ships all across the USA, the most common wood column sizes we create are 10 foot tall for exterior wood columns and either 4-foot or 8-foot interior wood columns. However, with our state-of-the-art technology and skilled craftsmen, we are currently able to craft any round wooden column up to 17 inches in diameter and 12 foot long!

If you are unsure of what the right wood column size would be for your project, please contact our office during operating hours for a professional recommendation!

Call TurnTech! 717-954-0055


Customize or Shop Wooden Columns for Sale from Turntech!

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Whether you’re looking to replicate an existing column or design a new one from scratch, the custom woodworking team at TurnTech is happy to help bring your ideas to reality! With almost 20 years in business and hundreds of happy customers, we’re confident you’ll love your experience with us.

When you choose TurnTech as your source for interior and exterior wood column designs, you can expect a simple and stress-free process:

Our Simple Stress-Free Process

  • 1. Use our free, online custom column quote calculator or call for a price estimate. Include any style, sizes, inspiration photos, or other preferences here!
  • 2. Someone from our team will reach out to you with a custom drawing of your piece. Once approved, you get to sit back and relax!
  • 3. We get hard to work crafting your one-of-a-kind round wooden column and have it ready and shipped out in as little as 14-21 business days! Of course, if you are local to our Lancaster, PA woodshop, you can pick your column up here instead.

It’s truly that simple! Start the conversation today by requesting your free quote – contact us now. 

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