09:48AM | 06/28/04
Member Since: 06/27/04
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I need a round fluted column (5-7" diam) to support one corner of a kitchen island ledge. Not much weight bearing needed since it is a narrow ledge and supported well in the back.

I cannot find short (approx 35") columns of that type. All I find is floor to ceiling architectural columns.

Any suggestions or links ?

I was thinking of routing it myself for the fluted look but I cannot find a wood cylinder of that diameter. I find plywood cylinders but not suitable for routing.

I was also thinking in usinc PVC pipe. Can that be routed? I am painting it white.

I appreciate any help.....


10:38AM | 06/28/04
Member Since: 07/01/03
558 lifetime posts
Maybe one of these would work. Not quite the diameter, but its the right height:


11:12AM | 06/28/04
Member Since: 06/06/03
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PVC? Puuuhhhhl-leeeze!

But since you're looking for ideas....

Any chance you can get hold of a lathe? They're a lot of fun. Sometimes you can find one at an estate sale or something (that's how I got mine).

Obviously you'd need to get hold of a piece of wood. But if you have a lathe, an appropriately sized "round" from a small tree works quite well. People toss out such stuff all the time (many places, you see them all over after big storms--piled up on sidewalks for hauling away).

This is not for everyone! There is some heavy work involved, obviously--cutting down the piece for the lathe, stripping bark, etc. But if you're not against that, like I say, it can be a lot of fun.


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