Here are examples of the different shaft styles available in square, non-tapered Craftsman columns. The options include recessed panel, raised panel, plain (not fluted), fluted and double-raised panel (not shown). The cheapest option is plain shaft.
Craftsman columns look great on pedestals and we give you several styles to choose from. Pedestals with plain panels are the cheapest, but for a few more pesos, you may prefer the the look of the raised panels or recessed panels. Recessed panels are the most expensive because they require the removal of a lot more material during production.