Specifications for Tapered Craftsman Columns


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Specifications for Tapered Craftsman Columns

When considering the space requirements to wrap the load support, the inside width of the column shaft is the specification which would be applicable. Below are the specifications for Non-Tapered Craftsman columns. Inside dimensions are for plain, fluted or raised panel. Recessed panel columns require thicker stock making the inside dimension 3/4 of an inch less than the other styles.

Nominal Width Shaft Dimensions Panel/Flute Spacing
Outside Width (B) Inside Width (C) From Bottom of Shaft (D) From Top of Shaft (E)
6" 5-5/8" 4-3/8" 16-3/4" 8-1/2"
8" 7-5/8" 6-3/8" 16-3/4" 8-1/2"
10" 9-5/8" 8-3/8" 16-3/4" 8-1/2"
12" 11-5/8" 10-3/8" 16-3/4" 8-1/2"
14" 13-5/8" 12-3/8" 16-3/4" 9"
16" 15-5/8" 14-3/8" 16-3/4" 9-1/4"
18" 17-5/8" 16-3/8" 16-3/4" 9-1/2"
20" 19-5/8" 18-3/8" 16-3/4" 9-3/4"
22" 21-5/8" 20-3/8" 16-3/4" 10"
24" 23-5/8" 22-3/8" 16-3/4" 10-1/4"


Nominal Width Panels Flutes
From Side of Shaft (G) Width of Routed Channel (F) Number of Flutes Flute Width
6" 1-1/4" 3/4" 20 1/2"
8" 1-1/2" 1-1/4" 20 3/4"
10" 1-1/2" 1-1/4" 20 1"
12" 1-1/2" 1-1/4" 20 1-1/4"
14" 2" 1-1/4" 24 1-1/4"
16" 2-1/4" 1-1/4" 28 1-1/4"
18" 2-1/2" 1-1/4" 32 1-1/4"
20" 2-3/4" 1-1/4" 36 1-1/4"
22" 3" 1-1/4" 40 1-1/4"
24" 3-1/4" 1-1/4" 44 1-1/4"


Note: If our standard sizes aren’t a perfect fit, tapered Craftsman columns are available in custom sizes and configurations. We can customize panel columns so there is a flat spot for your rail in just the right place. All Craftsman products are available in the wood of your choice on special order. We do not recommend the wood option for paint grade applications, the cost is higher and the PVC holds up better outside.

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