Our Composite & Wood Columns
When examined, the three primary columns of the Greek order reveal a progression of ornamental detail. The Doric column is rather archaic and rustic in appearance. It also features the least ornamentation. Today, the solid and stout Doric column speaks to those who require versatility, simple beauty and clean lines. Curling scrolls set the Ionic column apart from all others. The unique Ionic capital features decorative details not found in the previous Doric column, but found in following column styles. The ionic capital is considered the most elegant of the three orders. Lastly, the lush acanthus leaf design of the Corinthian column brings rich texture and festive detail into any setting. Later Greco-Roman columns crafted in Doric, Ionic and Corinthian design modes feature enhanced and refined details. Even the sober Doric column takes on a festive appearance with the addition of rich details and fine mouldings.
Classical decorative elements, like fluting, moulding, egg and dart, and floral medallions, give the column a rich appearance that brightens any room. In addition to classical designs, shoppers also have a great selection of contemporary columns to choose from. These decorative columns range from the classically-inspired to the completely unique and striking. A finely crafted decorative column is as much a work of art as a functional architectural element.