Craftsman Tappered Columns

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Project by wouldi posted 01-01-2011 03:54 AM 40833 views 16 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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There are 5 of them. Plus the Ceader Foe Beam scarfed, construction adhesive, and hand nailed.
These are the templates I made from 1/8” hardboard, roughed the blanks out, then I just pattern cut them on the table saw

Column Corner Miters are glued and nailed with Titebond 3

All End Grains top and Bottom are sealed with silicone adhesive caulk.

You guys have any questions comments?

-- to the endeavor

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#1 posted 01-01-2011 04:50 AM

One of my favorite styles! Looks like you pulled it off nicely. I take it this was a remodel? If so, it would be fun to see the “Before” picture.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 01-01-2011 06:20 AM

yeah it was ill post the before picture a little later on so add this to your watch list… i have it on my other computer it was a real nice improvement though…. and i like your sign off….. impatience is expensive … so true

-- to the endeavor

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#3 posted 01-01-2011 06:33 AM


-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#4 posted 01-01-2011 08:12 AM

I agree with Steve. One of my favorite styles. Simple and elegant! Nice work

-- Cheyenne - Nashville,TN

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#5 posted 01-01-2011 12:35 PM

Also in agreement. I love ‘em.

-- Scott in Texas

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#6 posted 01-01-2011 02:33 PM

love the arts and crafts style….looks great.

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#7 posted 01-01-2011 04:55 PM

Wouldi, I love the craftsman style and your work is very tight. The only thing that bothers me a little is the plywood inserts, these would be great if they were going to be painted. When staining I think a more traditional choice would be real boards, no??? Pat

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#8 posted 01-01-2011 05:34 PM

This is very nice. Did you do the rock work as well? Did you use pine, cedar, or something else. Some other pics of the house would be great. It looks like a nice place to relax.

-- The view only changes for the leading dog.

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#9 posted 01-01-2011 05:36 PM

Wouldi, the posts look great. Before be moved we were looking to do the same to our house. I was looking at different proportions for the the taper. did you do what looked good to you or is there a “Craftsman” standard for the taper? Did you do the masonry work? Again the posts look great.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#10 posted 01-01-2011 05:49 PM

Those are some nice columns.

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#11 posted 01-01-2011 05:52 PM

Stunning. Really adds to the look of the house.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#12 posted 01-01-2011 09:29 PM

Pat, I agree but in this case the budget didn’t allow. Dan, I do remember possibly reading something about that “craftsman standard”, but no I ended up making a full size template of the rock, the top rock cap, and the whole profile of the column, before building anything. I did everything but lay the cultured stone in the field. Install was made easy by making them in 2 pieces I was able to just “set” the columns, string them straight, cut blocks and fasten. HOPE YOU GUYS ENJOY, the updated pics

-- to the endeavor

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#13 posted 01-01-2011 11:02 PM

Excellent job!!! The Columns, really look great, It makes the house look totally different.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#14 posted 01-01-2011 11:29 PM

Nicely done! I like the way the grain on the panels matches the stone layering. Thanks for posting!

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#15 posted 01-01-2011 11:58 PM

Very neat. On the first pic (from under the verandah) – it looks really well integrated with the style of the house. I think to enhance it you need some craftsman style window finishings on the outside. It will totally pop.

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