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I would like to put stack stone around some patio columns. I thought I might just use the slab tool and build them with a cap and pace it in the column somehow but I would like to get a little feed back from others first. Any suggestions on how you guys would do it? Remember that these columns are built from a railing wall.

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There are some columns in the library with stone on the bottoms ... Craftsman style.  You could also just change the column size to bigger (square columns) and then change the material to stone.  Many other options to use beyond this.

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There are some columns in the library with stone on the bottoms ... Craftsman style.  You could also just change the column size to bigger (square columns) and then change the material to stone.  Many other options to use beyond this.

If I change the column bigger and change the materials than I have no control over just doing the bottom 3 feet. Correct?

 

Thanks, I didn't know there were stone columns in the libuary

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I always make my own for total control over the proportions of materials. Slab base, slab cap.

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I always make my own for total control over the proportions of materials. Slab base, slab cap.

 

I think this is my preferred method so far.

 

I really don't think there is an easier way. But I thought for sure that Joe would say use a cabinet because you easily use the countertop for the cap and change the edge profiles.

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Here's a video on some ways to do columns:

 

http://video.chiefarchitect.com/?search=column

 

I thought there might be other videos and/or articles on creating Craftsman type columns but couldn't find anything else.  You might check Dan Baumann's Chief Experts website ... he might have something posted there that you can view without joining.  I think I remember Dan doing this with custom molding shapes (stacked) ... similar to what is near the end of the video.

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Joey, I think you got and it looks like the way I do it. I also love the idea of using a cabinet with the counter top just have never done it that way.

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I don't like the cabinet method. But you can use walls so that the materials list accounts for the stone and lumber. Just be sure to check the no room definition checkbox. 

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I don't like the cabinet method. But you can use walls so that the materials list accounts for the stone and lumber. Just be sure to check the no room definition checkbox. 

 

So like a half wall drawn around the column with a cap on it? So the top rail is your cap?

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since you are "busy" on the Lake at the moment  perhaps these one I made last yr will help....3 are Arch,Blocks ,the other 3 Symbols of the same AB_.

 

StoneClad Columns_MHD.calibz

 

 

also CA has a Bonus Porch and Columns Library and a Bonus Porch Millwork library too at the moment if you don't have them.

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Yes, half walls and place a solid cap on it. Just like you would build it.

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