Your Options for Indoor Wood Columns

Indoor wood columns are some of the most unique and eye-catching pieces of home décor. Whether you use them as an aesthetic accent or as the centerpiece of your design, these columns will beautifully enhance your home renovation. That’s why these interior decorative columns have become a facet in many home remodels across the country.

At TurnTech, we custom carve wood products that complete both indoor and outdoor spaces. Since decorative wood columns for interior spaces are some of our most sought-after turnings, we’re breaking down the custom options that are popular and available. See some of the variations possible with these stunning pieces – and start shopping today!


Customizing Interior Decorative Columns

When we say custom, we mean it. Almost every aspect of these interior decorative columns can be built to your specifications. So whether you’re a homeowner brainstorming your home’s new interior or you’re a professional designer looking for another X-factor, this is where to get started!


Column Shape & Design – One of the first choices you’ll make during the design phase, the shape of the column says a lot about the character of the space it’s in.  These are the main shapes of our indoor wood columns:


  • Plain Tapered Column — A clean design, these columns start slimmer and widen out towards the base. This shape is one of the most popular in kitchen and dining rooms.

  • Straight Columns – Another simple and versatile shape, these columns can be used to create a barrier between rooms or as a component in a larger project.

  • Straight Fluted – This more intricate design features deep grooves running down the column. These columns look especially gorgeous when they are built larger!

  • Roped – These highly ornamental columns are used to craft truly classical looking spaces.

  • Belly Styled – These very distinct and large columns feature a wide middle section and base with a tapered top section.


Wood Species – Almost all of the columns we craft are meant to be painted or stained, so we primarily build from paint-grade pieces of wood. The high-quality lumber we use ensures that our columns can withstand the wear-and-tear of being installed either inside your home or in your outdoor space.

Poplar is one of the most popular types of wood we use since paints bond extremely well to it.  Maple wood is the preferred choice for fluted or roped columns, however as it is a harder and stronger piece of wood.

Capital and Base – Next to the column style, the capital (or cap) and the base of the column are the primary way to tailor your indoor decorative columns to your décor style. For example, the Tucson style capital tends to be clean and matches well with straight or tapered columns. On the other hand, the Doric style cap and base have a beefier design and more room for ornate designs.

Height & Width – What you’re using the column for determines its height. If you’re using it as an accent piece next to a fireplace or on a half wall, you’ll only need a few feet of column. However, if you’re using an indoor wood column for full floor-to-ceiling coverage, you’ll need it to be taller – and possibly wider.

Weight Bearing Possibilities – These columns are for more than just stlye. You can use these columns to support weight and to supplement for other load-bearing pillars. We build weight-bearing posts in halves around a central steel post – this gives them added strength but with a continuous look.

See how you can use columns for your renovation.


Shop Our Decorative Wood Columns Today

Luxury master bathroom with ornate wooden column

The possibilities for custom turned decorative wood columns are nearly endless. This is just the tip of the iceberg. If you’re ready to place your order, we offer convenient online shopping and nationwide shipping.

However, if you’d like to discuss your options and further customize your interior decorative columns, we encourage you to reach out to our team.  Contact us today to start the conversation.


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After being turned down by several other wood crafting companies who were not interested in my small job, Turntech said "Yes" and made the chair bottom spindles needed to repair my favorite colonial style maple chairs. Thank you! Turntech, i have my beloved chairs back good as new.
Nancy Loughery
Nancy Loughery
17:47 02 Sep 21
They were very kind in doing a custom project for me for a table I was commissioned to make.A great success! My customer loves it!!BRAVO!!!!!!!
Tim Martinez
Tim Martinez
21:10 16 Aug 21
Great response time with answering questions. Legs arrived sooner than expected, was packed well for shipping & are beautiful! Look forward to using this company again!
Heather Erlewine
Heather Erlewine
22:04 01 Apr 21
I ordered and received a porch post in 2020. I'm sorry I'm so late writing a review. Due to the weather and a broken ankle I haven't been able to install it yet. Customer service was great, The quality of the post is fantastic, I sent my own drawing copied from the other 150 year old posts on the porch and they matched it. I still need to paint the post and install it , I will upload a picture when I get there. An excellent woodworking company. I will use them again if I need a top quality post.
Abe Gravois
Abe Gravois
15:18 17 Mar 21
When we needed to replicate the balusters for our historical restoration we turned to TurnTech. See what I did there :)Turntech exceeded my every expectation, from customer service to product craftmanship and quality.The truth is I should have been the one sending the popcorn and thank you note....We will definitely be doing business again.
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Steve Mavrakis
12:28 15 Mar 21