Ben Page of Page | Duke Landscape Architects Chooses Chadsworth Columns

Ben Page of Page | Duke Landscape Architects & his wife, Libby Page, chose Chadsworth Columns when renovating the back of their historical home in Nashville, Tennessee.
Ben & Libby Page | Chadsworth Columns

Ben & Libby Page’s residential renovation. | Nashville, TN

These columns are Authentic Replication Wood Columns.
UPPER LEVEL:  Plain, round, tapered columns with Greek Erechtheum capitals & Ionic (Attic) base moldings / plinths.  LOWER LEVEL:  Plain, square, tapered columns with Tuscan capitals and Tuscan base moldings / plinths.
Ben & Libby Page | Nashville, TN - Chadsworth Columns

Authentic Replication Wood Columns by Chadsworth Columns

Ben & Libby Page | Superpositioning of Columns - Chadsworth Columns

Superpositioned columns. | Nashville, TN

Ben Page is a founding partner of Page | Duke Landscape Architects – one of the premier firms in the United States today.  Libby Page is a highly esteemed events planner.  Please check out their great web site:
The above project correctly superimposed (stacked) the columns.
Superimposed:  Utilizing the Orders of Architecture to define the stories of a Classical façade, through the stacking of columns in a hierarchical order.  For larger façades, or when using only two orders – it is important to implement the primitive, simple Orders (Tuscan & Doric) on the bottom level, with the more decorative Orders (Ionic, Corinthian & Composite) on the upper level(s).  Correctly superimposing columns reduces the load-bearing weight upon the stacked columns, and the façade will be more aesthetically pleasing, as well as architecturally correct.
A good rule to follow is the example of the Renaissance influence, which makes the top diameter of the lower column order equal to the bottom diameter of the upper column order.  For Example:  if the bottom column diameter is 12″ tapering to a 10″ top diameter, the column sitting on top of it should have a 10″ bottom diameter tapering to an 8″ top diameter.
5.) Composite Order
4.) Corinthian Order
3.) Ionic Order
2.) Doric Order
1.) Tuscan Order
Superpositioned Columns | Chadsworth Columns

Correctly superimposing columns will help bear the weight of the structure as a whole.

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Chadsworth Columns Celebrates 26 Years


Chadsworth Columns Celebrates 26 Years




Chadsworth Columns Goes Green with Premium Lyptus® Columns

Chadsworth Columns Goes Green with Premium Lyptus® Columns

Leading manufacturer / distributor unveils Brazilian hardwood pillars that save money and the environment.

WILMINGTON, N.C., July 13, 2009— For more than 20 years, Chadsworth Incorporated ( has come to stand for quality, craftsmanship and integrity of design. And now, the global manufacturer and distributor of columns and related architectural products is at a new level of commitment with the unveiling of premium Lyptus® columns, an eco-friendly product that’s an affordable alternative to cherry, jatoba, hickory or mahogany.


“When it comes to our industry and its role in environmental sustainability, Chadsworth strives to be part of the solution,” says Jeffery L. Davis, founder and designer of Chadsworth Incorporated. “Lyptus® is a perfect example of innovation at its best, and we’re honored to offer this to customers. Every day, we hear requests for green products. We’re responding with a new hardwood column, made by a renewable resource that simultaneously meets our standards of quality, design and even price. Given what’s happening to rainforests around the globe, this is not only exciting but important and timely.”


Lyptus® is a naturally occurring hybrid of Eucalyptus grandis and E. urophylla. It’s planted and grown among reintroduced native species on plantation-style, managed forests in Brazil. It takes only 14 to 16 years to harvest the trees, compared to the 30 years it takes for other hardwoods to mature. These crop characteristics ensure a consistent quality and supply, keeping prices competitive with other premium hardwoods.


Once harvested, Lyptus® demonstrates excellent workability, machining properties, density, finish tolerance and strength. That means it’s ideal for columns and the very reason why Chadsworth has proudly adopted this cutting-edge hardwood into its product line.  Available in stain grade, solid board, Chadsworth’s Lyptus® column shafts and staves come in most standard sizes.


“What’s particularly noteworthy about Lyptus® is that it fits most building and architectural specifications, so it’s an easy, durable fit,” Davis says. “We’ll explain product details with our customers, but we expect people to be pleased with just how simple it will be to incorporate this eco-friendly hardwood into their plans.”


Columns are provided unassembled, sanded only. Freight charges are additional although discounts apply for orders over four pieces.  For more information, visit or call 800-486-2118.


Chadsworth’s Fluted Authentic Replication ‘Uphold Tradition’ in Old House Interiors Magazine

WILMINGTON, N.C., August, 2005Old House Interiors Magazine, which features period-inspired home design says this about Chadsworth’s 1.800.COLUMNS Fluted Authentic Replication Columns:

“Base your classical interior on a firm foundation with these Tuscan fluted columns.  They’re available in both wood and PolyStone® (a composite material). From Chadsworth’s 1.800.COLUMNS, website:”

Now in its tenth year, Old House Interiors covers American period design from 1700 to 1940, with articles on restorations, interpretive use of period decorating, sensitive kitchens and baths, furnishings, color, textiles, and more. Coverage extends to architectural styles and gardens.  It features advice and sources for renovating, decorating, and furnishing houses built before 1950.

Chadsworth’s 1.800.COLUMNS was featured on the television show This Old House, as well as in Old House Interiors Magazine.