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Porch Columns

* Photo Photo 85 discusses the two issues with adding Brackets on Columns
* Porch Photo 87 has details on Balustrade between Columns and use of Newels on either side of steps
* Porch Photo 91 discusses the number of columns (spacing) on porch
* Porch Photo 10 discusses Craftsman's style with use of columns
* Porch Post at OPG
* Third Dimension at OPG
* Installation worksheet for Posts at OPG

We also have BP on installing Brackets on Columns or Posts with a bump out, Adding Spandrels and/or Brackets to Round Columns, Balustrades and Columns, and choosing correct size of Posts.

Not sure if we want to push Columns on porches, or if we want to lead cs away from Columns to Posts.

We have photos of "normal" size house that use Columns with our product and they look great (links above). I know most people think of Columns being used on multi-million dollar homes. Our OPG is written for use of only Posts.

Will we be adding a section for Columns for those customers who choose to go this route? Listing some of the cons they will encounter like considering what type of Balustrade and decorations will be added.

We could recommend order Round or Fluted Columns without the capitals for easier installation of decorations. This might also be a good opportunity to work on our larger sloped top bottom railing and recommend our larger 4" & 6" cedar balusters. I think we were also working on some plain spandrels that may help with the general appearance when used on porches with columns. The best part of all this situation is that we can have provided decorative items for porches with columns.

We have photos from CR website of "larger" homes with Columns that we could place online if need to show cs that they can be used on most house styles.
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