Standard Cap and Base Styles for Tapered Craftsman Columns


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Standard Cap and Base Styles for Tapered Craftsman Columns

In addition to the standard profile cap and base set, optional Crown and Prairie styles are available. These styles allow customers more freedom of choice when designing their columns, and may be mixed and matched as desired. Custom options may be possible as well, based on customer requirements.

For columns of non-standard size, the widths of the cap and base will be adjusted accordingly. The heights however will remain the same.

The inside widths shown below refer to the cutout in the center of the platforms. In cases where the column needs to move horizontally off center of the support post, or is being installed around a support post larger than the cap’s inside width, the installer would be able to cut this to fit in the field, up to (but not larger than) the top inside width of the shaft.

Standard Cap & Base

Caps and bases for non-tapered craftsman columns

Column Nominal Width Standard Cap & Base Width
  Base Cap
  Outside Width (A) Inside Width Outside Width (B) Inside Width
10" 13-5/8" 5-5/8" 9-5/8" 3-5/8"
12" 15-5/8" 7-5/8" 11-5/8" 3-5/8"
16" 19-5/8" 11-5/8" 15-5/8" 3-5/8"
20" 23-5/8" 13-5/8" 17-5/8" 3-5/8"
24" 27-5/8" 15-5/8" 19-5/8" 3-5/8"

 

Crown Cap & Base

Caps and bases for non-tapered craftsman columns

Column Nominal Width Crown Cap & Base Width
  Base Cap
  Outside Width (A) Inside Width Outside Width (B) Inside Width
10" 15-5/8" 5-5/8" 11-5/8" 3-5/8"
12" 17-5/8" 7-5/8" 13-5/8" 3-5/8"
16" 21-5/8" 11-5/8" 17-5/8" 3-5/8"
20" 25-5/8" 13-5/8" 19-5/8" 3-5/8"
24" 29-5/8" 15-5/8" 21-5/8" 3-5/8"

 

Prairie Cap & Base

Caps and bases for non-tapered craftsman columns

Column Nominal Width Prairie Cap & Base Width
  Base Cap
  Outside Width (A) Inside Width Outside Width (B) Inside Width
10" 13-5/8" 5-5/8" 9-5/8" 3-5/8"
12" 15-5/8" 7-5/8" 11-5/8" 3-5/8"
16" 19-5/8" 11-5/8" 15-5/8" 3-5/8"
20" 23-5/8" 13-5/8" 17-5/8" 3-5/8"
24" 27-5/8" 15-5/8" 19-5/8" 3-5/8"

*Please specify if you need a larger inside width—option only available on 12” and larger caps.

Installation Details

The cap and base sets for tapered Craftsman Series columns consist of a platform and a molding. The platforms are factory cut in a “V” shape to allow easy installation around an existing load support. This “V” is re-assembled using the jointer biscuits (included), PVC cement or polyurethane glue, and nails or screws. (As with all exterior products, non-corrosive fasteners must be used, such as double hot-dipped galvanized screws or nails.) This same “V” cut construction is used for the top platform of Craftsman pedestals. Pedestals being used as newels may be ordered without the platform being “V” cut.

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For columns of non-standard size, the widths of the cap and base will be adjusted accordingly. The heights however will remain the same.

The inside widths shown below refer to the cutout in the center of the platforms. In cases where the column needs to move horizontally off center of the support post, or is being installed around a support post larger than the cap’s inside width, the installer would be able to cut this to fit in the field, up to (but not larger than) the top inside width of the shaft.


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