Specifications for Craftsman Pedestals


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Specifications for Craftsman Column Pedestals

Non-tapered pedestals are available plain shaft or with these paneled options: raised panel, and recessed panel.

Shaft heights for standard pedestals (dimension A of diagram) are 1” less than nominal. The pedestals are all topped with a 1” platform, thus achieving the stated net height. This platform, like the platforms on the cap and base for tapered columns, is “V” cut to easily install around an existing load support.

Shaft Widths

  Shaft Widths
Nominal Width Outside (B) Inside (C)
6" 5-5/8" 4-3/8"
8" 7-5/8" 6-3/8"
10" 9-5/8" 8-3/8"
12" 11-5/8" 10-3/8"
14" 13-5/8" 12-3/8"
16" 15-5/8" 14-3/8"
18" 17-5/8" 16-3/8"
20" 19-5/8" 18-3/8"
22" 21-5/8" 20-3/8"
24" 23-5/8" 22-3/8"
26" 25-5/8" 24-3/8"
28" 27-5/8" 26-3/8"
30" 29-5/8" 28-3/8"

Standard widths range from 8” to 30” in two-inch increments. Net widths of shafts are typically 3/8” less than nominal. Custom widths and heights may be requested in any size, typically from 2’ to 4’ tall and 48” wide. Custom plans, such as double-width for two columns, “L” shape for three columns on a corner, etc., are also possible.

Panels Standard Trim

  Panels (Standard Trim) Panels
Nominal Width From Bottom of Shaft (D) From Top of Shaft (E) Width of Router Channel (F) From Side of Shaft (G)
6" 4-3/4" 3-3/4" 3/4" 1-1/4"
8" 4-3/4" 3-3/4" 1-1/4" 1-1/2"
10" 4-3/4" 3-3/4" 1-1/4" 1-1/2"
12" 4-3/4" 3-3/4" 1-1/4" 1-1/2"
14" 5-1/4" 4-1/4" 1-1/4" 2"
16" 5-1/2" 4-1/2" 1-1/4" 2-1/4"
18" 5-3/4" 4-3/4" 1-1/4" 2-1/2"
20" 6" 5" 1-1/4" 2-3/4"
22" 6-1/4" 5-1/4" 1-1/4" 3"
24" 6-1/2" 5-1/2" 1-1/4" 3-1/4"
26" 6-3/4" 5-3/4" 1-1/4" 3-1/2"
28" 7" 6" 1-1/4" 2-3/4"
30" 7-1/4" 6-1/4 1-1/4" 4"

Panels Prairie Trim

  Panels Prairie Trim Panels
Nominal Width From Bottom of Shaft (D) From Top of Shaft (E) Width of Router Channel (F) From Side of Shaft (G)
6" 4-3/4" 2-5/8" 3/4" 1-1/4"
8" 4-3/4" 2-5/8" 1-1/4" 1-1/2"
10" 4-3/4" 2-5/8" 1-1/4" 1-1/2"
12" 4-3/4" 2-5/8" 1-1/4" 1-1/2"
14" 5-1/4" 3-1/8" 1-1/4" 2"
16" 5-1/2" 3-3/8" 1-1/4" 2-1/4"
18" 5-3/4" 3-5/8" 1-1/4" 2-1/2"
20" 6" 3-7/8" 1-1/4" 2-3/4"
22" 6-1/4" 4-1/8" 1-1/4" 3"
24" 6-1/2" 4-3/8" 1-1/4" 3-1/4"
26" 6-3/4" 4-5/8" 1-1/4" 3-1/2"
28" 7" 4-7/8" 1-1/4" 2-3/4"
30" 7-1/4" 5-1/8" 1-1/4" 4"

Pedestals are typically about 1/3 the height of the overall column, and the shaft width is about the same as the width of the base on the column which it supports. Pedestals and newels are often incorporated with rail systems, and Turncraft is able to adjust sizes, panel locations and heights, etc. to accommodate the attachment of railing components.

See the Trim Kit specifications page for available styles. It should be noted that like all products in the Craftsman Series line, pedestals and newels need to be installed around a structural component. The installer may need to provide blocking at the bottom and top to prevent lateral movement.


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