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Where do you buy columns for pergolas

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by JimLewis, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,872

    I'm assuming many of you guys build pergolas, as we do, from time to time. They seem to be very popular with paver patios. We do several each year and get requests for them a lot.

    When you build a pergola with the more rounded columns (see photo below) where do you buy those columns? And are they just a facade that is slipped over a 4"x4" or 6"x6" post? Or are they actually built to support weight on their own. I saw some at Lowe's the other day. Already white. Made of vinyl I think. And I think those were solid, not slip overs. But I am curious how most people build these and where to get these kind of columns from.

  2. OSdb

    OSdb LawnSite Member
    Messages: 80

    Most of the time we use permacast columns. They come in square or round and we slip them over a 6x6 that is in the ground.
  3. PaperCutter

    PaperCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,996

    I haven't done anything with round columns in a while, but the last time I did we bought from this manufacturer through our local lumber supplier: http://polyclassiccolumns.com/

    Even if the column is rated as structural, we usually do a 4x4 inside just because it makes the attachments way easier.
  4. shovelracer

    shovelracer LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,008

    Local lumber yard around here.
  5. vtscaper

    vtscaper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 159

  6. Meezer

    Meezer LawnSite Senior Member
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