Melton Classics carries on the old world tradition of manufacturing quality built wood columns crafted by our wood turning artisans from the finest clear woods with unsurpassed quality . Our ClassicWood™ exterior wood columns are crafted with care from the finest rot resistant Western Red Cedar and Clear All Heart Redwood, and are further rot, weather and moisture protected during our multi-step finishing process. Our Interior wood columns are available for painted or stain applications. Our Stain grade columns are built to the Architectural Woodworking Institute’s rigorous Custom Grade standards to ensure only the finest quality.
Quality Built Wood Columns
All of our wood columns are turned from the finest woods available and glued with Type I waterproof glue, and allowed to cure for at least 24 hours. The wood column shaft is then precision turned using our computer controlled lathe combined with the hands-on expertise of our woodworking artisans. Each exterior column shaft is then thoroughly coated throughout its entire length on the interior with asphaltum paint. This is an important step our competitors don’t do. All our paint grade wood columns are hand sanded to a smooth finish, and coated with two coats of exterior primer. After manufacture, your wood columns are then carefully packaged in protective crating for safe shipment to you.
Limitless Selection of Wood Columns
Melton Classics can craft your wood columns in authentic classical designs from antiquity, as well as, contemporary, craftsman or your own custom design. Our authentic ClassicWood™ classical wood columns are designed in keeping with The Orders of Architecture as recorded by the renowned Renaissance architect, Vignola. Every element of our classical wood columns, from the classical proportions and bowed entasis taper of the shaft, to the full depth fluting and carefully sculpted detail of every capital, is specifically designed to provide you with the beauty and authenticity of classical architectural wood columns. Our wood columns are available in round or square styles with entasis tapered or non-tapered shafts in a smooth or fluted shaft design. We also offer over a dozen classical and contemporary capital styles to enhance the beauty of your wood columns.
If you need custom wood columns, please send us your drawings of your custom design, and we will be pleased to give you a competitively priced quotation for your custom wood columns. The custom manufacture of columns for historical restorations is our specialty. We can also provide you with custom columns to match your historical columns in other low maintenance materials with lifetime warranties.
ClassicWood™ Wood Columns are available in the wood species below and many more. Our stain grade wood columns are crafted from the finest clear woods to the exacting specifications of the Architectural Woodworking Institute to their custom grade specifications to ensure beauty the of the grain and a quality finish.
To be sure you are getting the finest wood columns on the market, specify ClassicWood™ wood columns by Melton Classics. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you to supply our ClassicWood™ wood columns on your home or building project. Please give one of our wood columns specialists a call at 800-963-3060 for a free consultation and quotation for our quality ClassicWood™ ™ wood columns your project.
Limited 10 Year Warranty
Melton Classics provides a 10-year limited warranty against decay and joint separation on Clear All Heart Redwood or Western Red Cedar Columns when used with fiberglass caps, bases and plinths and properly installed, ventilated and painted. For complete details of this ten-year warranty contact the company direct.