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Hand Crafted, Classically Inspired Architectural Columns, Balustrades & Details

ClassicWood™ Wood Columns Specifications

1.0 GENERAL

1.1. PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

A. Column shaft shall be standard tongue and groove construction by Melton Classics according to Design No.________.

B. Column will have the correct proportions based on Orders of Architecture.

C. Lumber species shall be ____________________________  (Spanish Cedar) (Ponderosa Pine)  (Clear All Heart Redwood) (Red Oak) (Poplar) (Hard Maple) (Pine) (Cherry) (Mahogany) (Black Walnut) (Other-Specify).

1.2 SUBMITTALS

A. Submit Melton Classics literature and shop drawings for customer approval.

B. Submit samples of ___________ (cap) (base) (column shaft)

1.3 DELIVERY, STORAGE AND INSTALLATION

A. Storage and installation of shafts, capitals and bases shall be according to manufacturer-supplied instructions.

B. Columns must be stored in a dry, well-ventilated area that is not exposed to heat or sunlight.

1.4 WARRANTY

A. Manufacturer shall furnish a ten-year warranty that its Spanish Cedar or Clear All Heart Redwood columns with fiberglass capitals, bases and plinths will be free of manufacturing defects, joint separation and rotting.

B. Manufacturer shall furnish a one year warranty on all other wood species against manufacturing defects.

2.0    PRODUCTS

2.1 ACCEPTABLE MANUFACTURER

    A.  Melton Classics, Inc.
         P.O. Box 465020
         Lawrenceville, Georgia 30042-5020
         800-963-3060 ~ (800) 963-3060 ~ FAX (770) 962-6988

2.2 MATERIALS

A. All glue joints shall be glued under pressure using Type I waterproof glue and allowed to cure for a minimum of twenty-four hours.

B. All columns shall be primed with two coats of primer and hand sanded between coats.  Exterior columns shall be coated on the interior with asphaltum paint.

C. Capitals, bases and plinths for lower orders in exterior application shall be load-bearing fiberglass and shall be furnished with lead flashing as required.

D. Ornamental capitals for higher orders shall be manufactured of fiberglass reinforced composite.

E. Plinths shall be made of ________________________ (load-bearing fiberglass) (aluminum) for exterior use or (wood).

F. Square columns shall match details of round columns as stated in these architectural specifications.

G. Column shafts shall be manufactured from __________________________ inch nominal thickness lumber stock.

3.0 EXECUTION

3.1 INSTALLATION

A. Follow manufacturer’s detailed installation guidelines.

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