Arts & Crafts Homes and the Revival Magazine Feature Chadsworth Columns

Featured in the Fall 2006 Arts & Crafts Homes and the Revival Magazine







A LEITMOTIF OF ARTS AND CRAFTS INTERIORS:  the adaptable, architectural colonnade.  Old ones are being stripped and refinished, new ones built in revival homes.  Several column and millwork manufacturers, in fact, have introduced tapered pillars and colonnades as stock designs, such as Chadsworth’s “Bungalow Column” in paint-ready plain or paneled styles []  ?  Room-dividing colonnades usually appear in mirror-image pairs, the two sides often surmounted by a beam or arch.  Pillars may be set atop a pedestal wall knee- to chest-high, perhaps incorporating built-in bookcases, glass-fronted china cupboards, or a bench seat.  Both round columns and square pillars appear in period millwork catalogues; colonnades of oak or chestnut were clear-finished.  Painted colonnades, too, were in evidence and are particularly popular in the revival.  Those shown below were designed by Moore Architects [(703) 837-0080,] in Arlington, Virginia, as part of a radical remodeling in an interpretive Craftsman style.       – P.POORE




Home Again With Bob Vila

Mr. Jeff Davis, the Founder and Principle Designer of Chadsworth’s 1.800.COLUMNS located at 277 N. Front Street in Historic Wilmington, was a recent guest on Home Again with Bob Vila.

He appeared with Bob Vila in Charleston, SC and in Providence, RI, and this time Jeff will work with Bob in the Berkshires on a craftsman style house, where he will install Chadsworth’s new Craftsman Style Column — The Bungalow.

“We have worked with Bob in the past, and we were happy to have the chance to work with him again on the home in the Berkshires, says Jeff Davis, “its good to be able to show viewers how columns can enhance the look of their homes”.

Chadsworth’s 1.800.COLUMNS which is headquartered in Wilmington, was voted the No. 1 maker of interior and exterior columns by Professional Builder Magazine.