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Front Porch Support Columns

Front porch support columns, along with porch railings and exterior house trim, create big doses of curb appeal. To create the perfect porch, start with porch columns that complement your home's architecture and your own personal style.





Beautiful front porch support columns



Try the following porch column and exterior house trim ideas for transforming your porch today.

Craftsman Porch Columns

Craftsman porches have a very distinctive look. The most notable feature is the tapered columns. You can achieve this look too by using wrap porch columns made from cellular PVC.
Bungalow Craftsman Porch
Typical Craftsman Bungalow Porch Design with Tapered Columns


Craftsman PVC Columns Vintage Woodworks non-structural columns (pictured at right) are designed to surround existing porch columns. They look and work like wood but are not affected by insects, rot, or moisture.

Architecturally authentic, craftsman PVC porch columns require very little maintenance. In addition, they are available in three styles - plain, recessed, or raised panel.



PVC Column Pedestals

Craftsman columns normally rest on pedestals as depicted in the photo below. Pedestals are usually made from stone, concrete, brick, or wood. PVC column pedestals look like wood and are designed to complement the front porch support columns above.
PVC Column Pedestals
Typical Brick Craftsman Column Pedestals


Vintage Woodworks PVC pedestals are non-structural, and like their columns above, are meant to wrap around existing column supports. PVC Column Pedestals
PVC Column Pedestals


Please Note: Both Craftsman columns and PVC pedestals are meant to be fastened around existing porch column supports that have the proper load bearing capacities. Load bearing is a factor of the specific type of post be it wood, steel, etc. An engineer or architect can determine the correct load bearing capacity of a support column.


Round Fiberglass Porch Columns

Round Porch Columns


Round Porch Columns If you are looking to buy fiberglass porch columns we found these columns (photo at right) from Vintage Woodworks to be of a very high quality.

They are made from a composite that is fiber-reinforced to create a column with a superior strength-to-weight ratio.

These fiberglass porch columns are weather and insect proof. Highly durable, they require minimal maintenance and along with their high load ratings, are ideal for almost any front porch.

We like the Tuscan-style cap and base as shown in the photo at right. These are non-structural sleeves that fit over the column to give it added appeal.



Other Porch Parts

Adding decorative exterior house trim and porch railings are two other easy ways to create curb appeal, update an existing porch, or use in a new porch design.

Exterior House Trim


Vintage Woodworks has a huge array of porch railing and exterior house trim. We encourage you to visit them to see all of their porch products.


Vintage Woodworks logo

Vintage Woodworks was founded in 1978 to reproduce old-fashioned, solid wood, handcrafted mill work.

"Our small town and rural lifestyles led to this endeavor... reflecting our commitment to the gracious and peaceful surroundings of another time and place."

"Bringing Back Yesterday in Quality and Service", is the Vintage Woodworks slogan and one that exemplifies commitment to their customers.

Vintage Woodworks is unparalleled in both the variety and quality of porch products. Visit Vintage Woodworks to see how they can help you create the perfect porch!






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