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Tuscan Capitals & Bases

Our capitals and bases are impervious to termites, staining and decay, and are unaffected by temperature extremes and humidity.

Tuscan Capital

The Tuscan Capital is the most commonly used capital.
Tuscan Capital
Tuscan Capital Drawing

 

Size A (neck) B (height) C (abacus)
6" 5 1/4 1 3/4 7 1/2
8" 6 1/4 2 3/8 9 3/8
10" 8 1/2 3 12 1/8
12" 10 1/2 3 3/8 14 3/8
14" 11 7/8 4 17 1/8
16" 13 1/4 4 5/8 19 1/4
18" 15 1/4 5 1/8 21 1/2
20" 16 1/4 5 5/8 24 1/4
22" 18 1/4 6 1/4 26 1/2
24" 20 1/4 6 7/8 28 3/4
26" 21 1/2 7 3/8 31 1/2
28" 23 1/4 8 33 3/8
30" 25 1/4 8 5/8 35 3/4

Tuscan Base

Shown is a vented base needed for wood columns; fiberglass columns require no vents.

Tuscan Base

Tuscan Base Drawing

Size

A

B

C

D

E

6"

8

3 1/4

6 1/4

1 1/2

1 3/4

8"

10 3/4

4 1/4

8 1/4

1 7/8

2 3/8

10"

13 3/8

5 1/4

10 1/4

2 3/8

2 7/8

12"

16 1/8

6

12 1/4

2 3/4

3 1/4

14"

18 3/4

7 3/8

14 1/4

3 3/8

4

16"

21 1/2

8 3/8

16 3/8

3 7/8

4 1/2

18"

24 1/4

9 5/8

18 3/8

4 1/4

5 3/8

20"

27

10 3/4

20 3/8

4 3/4

6

22"

29 3/4

12 1/8

22 3/8

5 1/4

6 7/8

24"

32 1/2

13 1/4

24 3/8

5 3/4

7 1/2

26"

35

14 1/5

26 3/8

6 1/4

8 1/4

28"

38

15 1/2

28 3/8

6 3/4

8 3/4

30"

40 1/2

16 1/2

30 3/8

7 1/4

9 1/4

 

Custom Sizes Always Available

Beyond employing the three Greek orders, the Romans added the Tuscan and Composite Orders. The Tuscan Order is plain in design. The Tuscan Order is similar to the Doric Order in all but simplicity. If an entablature, column or pedestal is simple, they generally fit into the Tuscan Order. For instance, the column of the Tuscan Order is not fluted and the capitals are non-ornamental.