HB&G to Exhibit at the International Builders Show in February

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The International Builders Show in will be held in Orlando from February 8th through the 11th this year. This will mark 12 of the past 13 years that HB&G has exhibited at IBS, the largest annual light construction show in the world. Since the late 1800’s HB&G Building Products has provided millwork products to the […]

HB&G to Exhibit at the International Builders Show in February

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The International Builders Show in will be held in Orlando from February 8th through the 11th this year. This will mark 12 of the past 13 years that HB&G has exhibited at IBS, the largest annual light construction show in the world. Since the late 1800’s HB&G Building Products has provided millwork products to the […]

Staining Interior Wood Columns for Timeless Beauty

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Interior columns provide both decorative and functional benefits unlike any other architectural element. Their timeless beauty can adorn a grand entrance way or staircase or be used to frame bathtubs, mantels, bookcases, windows, foyers, kitchen counters,  and doors. They can also highlight focal points or divide space and create borders while maintaining the airiness of a […]

Choosing the Right Column Style for Your Home – Decorative Fiberglass Columns

thumbWhile wood columns have adorned homes and institutions for centuries, today you are more likely to see decorative fiberglass column Decorative fiberglass columns can make a dramatic and stunning difference in the appearance of a home, but choosing the right fiberglass porch columns for your home can prove a bit tricky.

While wood columns have adorned homes and institutions for centuries, today you are more likely to see decorative fiberglass columns used, even on the most expensive homes. These can make a dramatic and stunning difference in the appearance of a home, but choosing the right fiberglass porch columns for your home can prove a bit […]

Porch Column Designer From Dixie Pacific Lets You Select The Perfect Column

Posted on : April 27, 2011 | post in : Architectural Columns,Porch Columns,Round Fiberglass Columns,Square Fiberglass Columns,Wood Columns |Comments Off on Porch Column Designer From Dixie Pacific Lets You Select The Perfect Column |
thumbThere are three parts a column: the shaft, the base and the cap. These are based on the five orders of architecture: Tuscan, Ionic, Doric, Corinthian, and Composite. Within those ...

Choosing the perfect architectural columns for your home or office can often prove a somewhat daunting experience due to the many choices available today. There are three parts a column: the shaft, the base and the cap. These are based on the five orders of architecture: Tuscan, Ionic, Doric, Corinthian, and Composite.  Within those orders […]

How to Select Decorative Wood Columns Using the Five Orders of Architecture

Posted on : February 26, 2011 | post in : Architectural Columns,Decorative Indoor Columns,Wood Columns |Leave a reply |
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For centuries decorative wood columns have stood for strength, beauty, and authority. Today, they continue to grace the exteriors and interiors of some of the most beautiful residential, commercial and government buildings in the world. The load bearing potential of wood columns makes them great for interior or exterior applications. In addition to the structural […]

Interior Wood Columns Add Style, Elegance and Class

Posted on : February 20, 2011 | post in : Architectural Columns,Interior Columns,Porch Columns,Wood Columns |Leave a reply |
thumbIf you’re planning to accent your interior space with columns you may want to consider the timeless beauty of natural wood architectural columns. For centuries wood columns have stood for strength, authority, and classic beauty. Interior wood columns provide both decorative and functional benefits unlike any other architectural element.

Interior columns provide both decorative and functional benefits unlike any other architectural element. Their timeless beauty can do everything from adorn a grand entrance way or staircase to framing windows, foyers, kitchen counters, bathtubs, mantels, bookcases and doors. They also work well highlighting focal points or dividing spaces and creating borders while maintaining the airiness […]

Weatherizing Exterior Wood Columns

Posted on : October 30, 2010 | post in : Architectural Columns,Wood Columns |Leave a reply |
thumbNothing quite compares to the rich, luxurious look and feel of architectural wood columns in all their many shapes and sizes. Western red cedar and all-heart redwood are the species of wood most often used for exterior applications, as they are naturally...

Natural wood columns have been prized since the days of King Solomon when he erected his magnificent temple using the cedar of Lebanon. That’s because nothing quite compares to the rich, luxurious look and feel of architectural wood columns in all their many shapes and sizes. Still today, western red cedar and all-heart redwood are […]

Enhance Your Home With Decorative Indoor Columns

Posted on : September 23, 2010 | post in : Architectural Columns,Column Capitals and Bases,Decorative Indoor Columns,Round Fiberglass Columns,Square Fiberglass Columns,Wood Columns |Comments Off on Enhance Your Home With Decorative Indoor Columns |
Decorative indoor columns can also highlight focal points or divide space and create borders while maintaining the airiness of a room.

In the past, interior columns were mainly used to cover structural supports. More recently however, architects, designers, decorators and homeowners alike have discovered that using decorative columns to enhance and define interior space can make a powerful yet subtle statement for any home or office. Decorative columns are affordable and relatively simple enhancements to any […]

Interior Columns – Five Fun Finishes

Posted on : April 29, 2010 | post in : Architectural Columns,Paint, Stains and Finishes,Wood Columns |Comments Off on Interior Columns – Five Fun Finishes |

Interior columns provide both decorative and functional benefits unlike any other architectural element.  Their timeless beauty can do everything from adorn a grand entrance way or staircase to framing windows, foyers, kitchen counters, bathtubs, mantels, bookcases and doors. They can also highlight focal points or divide space and create borders while maintaining the airiness of […]

Unlike Fiberglass Columns, Wood Columns Can Easily Be Damaged by Extreme Cold

Posted on : February 23, 2010 | post in : Architectural Columns,Porch Columns,Round Fiberglass Columns,Square Fiberglass Columns,Wood Columns |Comments Off on Unlike Fiberglass Columns, Wood Columns Can Easily Be Damaged by Extreme Cold |
Consider replacing exterior wooden elements, such as porch posts, wood columns, and wooden balustrade systems with fiberglass columns and other synthetic porch products.

With a cold blast of arctic air gripping much of the U.S. and Europe, and temperatures diving 20-30 degrees below normal in many places, 2010 may just turn out to be a record-breaking winter. Everywhere you go people are bundling up to protect themselves against the cold – or simply staying inside their cozy homes […]

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