are the “tops” of columns. Wood capitals are
not only important parts of columns because they contribute to
columns’ structures, wood capitals are important because
they are the most decorative portion of columns.
Wood columns generally carry few decorative features. They might
have fluting, or groves, up the vertical lines of the column. Wood
capitals can be carved with beautiful classical motifs, such as
scrolls or acanthus leaves, decorations that date back to classical
Wood capitals give you more flexibility in choosing your columns
because you can match the wood column and wood capital of your
choice. In addition, wood capitals can be purchased either to bear
weight or to be simply decorative, allowing you even more flexibility. In
addition, wood capitals and columns can be used either in the interior
or exterior of your home.
Wood capitals and columns have a texture and lend a feeling of
warm that no other building material can match. If you are
considering staining your wood capitals and columns, you have almost
no other choice than to go for wood as your capital and column
material. Stained wood is the appearance of choice for many.