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  Imperial Custom Historic Reproductions 

 Tuscan Column Reproductions




       historic duplication of columns


  Do you have damaged columns, capitals or bases?


  Imperial can duplicate them with historic accuracy


  Tapered & Non-Tapered, Decorative Capitals or Plain

  Smooth, 12 Flutes, 24 Flutes

  Even Italianate (1/2 smooth, 1/2 Fluted)





 Step 1) Print the 3 Page PDF General Fill in Form for Near Reproductions

  Column Details

                  click for form

  click to => Print 3 Page PDF Fill-in Form



 Step 2) Photos & Architectural Drawings of the Existing Column

 Overall Position


 Provide us with a photos or architectural scaled drawings of your application area

 This will ensure that we understand where the column is to be situated in reference to other parts of the building.


 Overall Details


  Provide us with photos or architectural scaled drawings of your required column 

  We need:

  1) The total height including all the parts of the column

  2) Part details:  micro dimensions as per the form or affix the measurements to the photos - example below


  Micro Measurements

  Close up of Capital



  Square Top:  Width & Depth of the Square Top

                            Height of the Square Top

                            What is the radius of the Cove

  Round Part: Take Circular Dimensions with a piece of string and provide the circumference

  Provide the heights of each part


 Long View of the Shaft


  Circular Dimensions at various spots

    Take a piece of string and provide the circumference of:

    Top of the Shaft

    Astragal (ring)

    Middle of Shaft

    Two Thirds down the shaft

    Bottom of Shaft                             


   Height Dimensions:  Measure the height of each part


  Micro Measurements

  Close up of the Base





   Circular Dimensions:  Take a piece of string and provide the circumference of each part

   Height Dimensions:  Measure the height of each part

   Square Base (missing in the photo above)

           Width & Depth Dimensionn





 For Exact Reproductions: The Design Process


 CAD Drawings


  a) If you are a qualified architect or designer

      - supply us with CAD drawings - plan views / cross sections / elevations

      - For specific details in the Column

        Supply us with a separate detail drawing that shows depths, widths and heights of the detail. 

        Manufacturing cannot interpret an artistic rendering as a specific detail showing 3 dimensions.

        Indicate how deep, wide and high each detail is to be.

        If no drawing is available,  Manufacturing will assess the detail to the best of their ability as they are hand carved.

        simple sketches, photos, or renderings are not architectural drawings


  b) If you cannot supply CAD drawings  click here for Custom Designs

      - Plan views / cross sections / elevations / specific details in 3D  must be made in order to create a quotation

      - There is a charge for design service, inquire for fee schedules

      Imperial's Custom Department offers the design services of Martin Richards Design and Contracting Inc.





 Step 3) How Many Columns do you Need & Load Bearing Requirements

 Number of Columns

 & Application


 1) Are all the columns Whole


 2) Are they Split to cover a Support Posts

      If so what is the size of the support post - send a photo

      If they do carry loads such as a support for a porch roof overhang, install a pressure treated or metal post

      to a secure base.   Let us know how big the supports are, if they are round or square?

     Order the new replacement column split to wrap your new supporting post

     Always check with a structural engineer or qualified professional for load questions.  


 3) Are they Split for Pilaster Application - up against the wall




 Step 4) Material and Application

 What Material is Required


  Is this Column for  Interior or Exterior Use 



  Hardwood: can be made to exact details

  Select Western Red Cedar for Exterior Applications


  Composites from Molds: 

  This is a more expensive solution, however the more columns ordered the less each one will be  


   Unfinished Interior Use: 

             NeoPlaster-GRG,  StoneMoldTM, ArchPolymerTM

   Finished Interior Use: 



    Unfinished Exterior Use: 

            ZeamentTM,  ArchPolymerTM

   Finished Exterior Use: 




 Step 5) Send us your Information:

 Send to


  Once Complete send us an email to


  Make sure you fill in page 3 for Company,  name, address, land-line phone, fax, email

  Delivery to: Job site address: physical street etc





 Step 6) Our Quote to You



  A quote will  be generated with General Drawings


  You will NOT receive full detailed shop drawings until the order is fully paid for 


  Do not expect custom items to be similar in cost to those of stock goods


  If you choose to take a stock item and modify it for your application, it will not be the same as a custom historic reproduction

  Any stocked modified products cannot be returned




 Step 7) Acceptance of the Quote

 Submit Payment


  For Custom Orders Full payment is required

  1)  Pay by Credit Card when processed in person at our Showroom in Toronto

  2)  Money Orders

  3)  Company Checks

  4)  Money Wire Transfers

  We do not accept Cash


 Review our Terms


  click for=>    Imperial Sales Policy


  All custom orders cannot be cancelled for any reason




  Once Accepted, Timing starts from the time you sign the shop drawings not the Quote Date




  Once you accept the quote and sign off on the shop drawings, the custom column will be made to the closest

  measurements that manufacturing allows (providing for manufacturing tolerances)

  The column will be made to the specifications of the shop drawing, however it's application to the job site

  is the responsibility of the architect, designer, structural engineer, or contractor.  Columns may require assembly

  if they are multi-part.  No affixing hardware is supplied.


  Any custom products made for you cannot be returned






 How they Ship   All quotes include shipping insurance, EXW our Warehouse

  International Shipments:   Imperial ships to 16 countries


  Wrapping:  All columns are wrapped in bubble wrap and inserted into rigid cardboard sono tubes with wood plugs

  at top and bottom of the tube to ensure safe shipping.  There is a crating fee for this.  


  Courier:  for items under 8 Feet (2.4 meters)  can go by FEDEX 

   3 Levels of Courier Service:  Regular Ground see Fedex schedules from New York or Toronto 

                                            Expediated Ground:  Direct drop off to Fedex terminal Ground Shipment

                                            Fedex Air:  Direct drop off Fedex Terminal for Air Shipments

  Truck or Ship:  Any columns over 8 Feet must go by Truck or Ship and are skidded


  Packed in Bubble Wrap & Sono Tubes with Wood Ends   




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  * All Prices & specifications in this website subject to change without notice

  * Prices are net, Freight, Taxes & Duties charged where applicable otherwise client is responsible for remittance

  * Measurements are approximate only, Final Product may vary from this website

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  Last Update of this page:    APRIL-2011