As a division of Cascade Wood Products, we have direct control of the raw materials used in our wood products. Unlike other column manufacturers, our ability to monitor materials at each step of the process ensures every Turncraft wood column will offer both the natural beauty and the quality needed to stand the test of time. Quality control is further improved by using specialized machinery unique to each product line. By keeping our manufacturing facilities separate, we can better monitor, control and improve how well and how efficiently all of our products are constructed.
(or which Turncraft column or post is right for you)
To determine which product is the best for your project, you´ll want to consider several things: location, style, size, and plan type. Not all styles, sizes or plan types are made in all materials.
All Turncraft products (except the Craftsman Series) are manufactured whole and are designed to be load bearing. If you need to wrap an existing load support, all of our columns are able to be split in half at the factory or by the installer and re-assembled, or they can be split to be used as pilasters.
Craftsman Series columns are square, tapered or non-tapered, and are shipped KD (knocked-down) to be assembled around an existing load support. Craftsman Series pedestals are unique in that they may be used to add a pedestal look to any existing column, or combined with any of our other products to create a pedestal/column look.
Where this product will be used – interior or exterior. All of our products are fine for interior use. Wood may be a more familiar material to work with, but all products can be installed with standard carpentry techniques and tools.
Best for exterior: Poly–Classic® products (low maintenance, lifetime warranty, waterproof), and Turncraft Architectural redwood or cedar columns. A large selection of styles are available. Poly–Classic® products require painting (except DuraStone™ columns and Poly–Classic® Porch Posts).
• FRP columns (fiberglass reinforced polymer)
• DuraGlass columns (resin-infused or pultruded fiberglass)
•Craftsman Series (PVC–expanded cellular poly-vinyl-chloride)
•DuraStone™ columns are a unique product that are available in three colors – sand, ivory and slate – and textured to resemble stone. These columns do not require paint.
•Colonial wood columns are also used for exterior installations. Turncraft Architectural exterior columns are usually made of redwood, cedar or pine. Redwood and cedar have a 10 year limited warranty, and pine has a 1 year limited warranty. Exterior wood products require painting. Turncraft Architectural also provides our most complete selection of styles and sizes, including interior stain grade columns.
•Colonial wood columns and posts are made of finger joint pine. Columns have a 1 year limited warranty. All porch posts are covered by our lifetime limited warranty and Post Defense program. Colonial wood products require painting.