K1102 Plain Column Shaft
Full Column Components
We recommend plain columns for the majority of applications whether used externally as part of a portico, or inside the home as architectural ornamentation on a Victorian property.
All Orac columns are purely decorative. Should you wish to include a load bearing element structural steel or timber supports can usually be accommodated within the hollow interior.
In some instances it may be easier to install 2 x K1101 half columns cloaking the structural support.
Having decided upon the capital and column shaft the final element is the plinth, which fits at the base of the shaft. Here we offer two options. On properties with standard front doors of 2.1 metres the Orac K1152 plinth may be the best choice. If a square base is imperative than choose our K1132 base.
We are often asked about how to adjust the height of a column to suit a pre-existing canopy or ceiling height. Here there is no luxury of using straight off the shelf components. In this instance it is possible to trim the base of the K1102 shaft, or where a square plinth has been chosen trim the base of the K1132.
Call us if you have any installation queries.
Use our FX200 glue to fix elements directly to the column shaft or join 2 x K1101 together, and FDP700 adhesive to secure the capitals and to the canopy soffit / ceiling.
We recommended the use of FX200, FX210 for butt and mitre joints, and FDP700 Orac adhesives along the length of our profiles to ensure a good installation. On smaller Orac profiles being installed onto dry walls and ceilings (where any new plaster has had at least 6 months to thoroughly dry out) FDP500 can be used to fix mouldings. Please visit the product pages in the Adhesives section for further information.