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Faux Stone Columns Used In Home Design

The usage of faux stone columns is endless. You can use them as mailbox columns, lamp posts or as balustrades.

You can use them as support for your gates and fences and they will have the exact perfect look of original stones. You can install them in any place where you want to draw the attention of your guests as it offers welcoming presence. You can give that polished touch to your home exterior with faux stone columns. They are durable and would last for your life time.

The faux stone columns are great solutions for your exterior design needs. They are light weight and easy to install but still have that realistic look of stone. You will love to have this due to its crash resistant quality. You can choose to build the faux stone columns by yourself. They are often used for themed rooms and basement recreation rooms. The look of these rooms is enhanced with faux stone columns.

You have to erect support columns first and then construct the faux stone columns around it. The support columns are real columns and are unsightly. The faux stone columns are one of the fantasy elements to your room. You have to make them to scale. If you want to install these columns by yourself you have to master the techniques for making them. This is relatively easy and anyone can learn that with the construction materials available readily at stores that sell home improvement materials.

To make the faux stone columns at your home you have to select that type of stone which you want to appear on the column. Usually you can make use of river rock or cobble stones or flat faced flagstones. You can also make your faux stone columns look as though they are made of large blocks of solid stone. You can leave the blocks of stone smooth or make it appear to have dressed with vertical flutes just like classic columns of Roman culture.

You can make use of craft paper to make floor to ceiling column shapes and then tape them to the wall. You can trim the width if it appears to be too thick. You have to plan for number of columns you will need. You must not forget that the columns are supports for something. You can make use of hard Styrofoam product for sculpting the faux stone columns. They are extremely durable. You can also make use of poly bead foam insulation. You can buy them from home improvement stores.