Melton Classics Incorporated

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ClassicWood™ Architectural Wood Columns Load Values & Plan Types

FULL COLUMN LOADING RECOMMENDATIONS
DIAMETER STAVE THICKNESS WOOD SPECIES
PLAIN FLUTED PINE REDWOOD
6″ 2″ 2″ 2500 6,000
8″ 2″ 2″ 4000 9,000
10″ 2″ 2″ 5000 12,500
12″ 2″ 2″ 6500 15,000
14″ 2″ 2″ 11,000 17,000
16″ 2″ 2″ 12,000 21,000
18″ 2″ 2″ 14,000 24,500
20″ 2″ 2″ 16,500 28,000
22″ 2″ 3″ 18,000 32,000
24″ 2″ 3″ 20,000 34,000
26″ 3″ 3″ 22,000 39,500
28″ 3″ 3″ 24,000 43,500
30″ 3″ 3″ 25,500 47,500
32″ 3″ 3″ 25,500 47,500
34″ 3″ 3″ 25,500 47,500
36″ 3″ 3″ 25,500 47,500

Recommended load values apply to full columns installed according to Melton Classics installation instructions. Split columns and pilasters are non-load bearing. Load is to be applied concentrically through the axis of column shaft. Loads valid only if applied uniformly between full area of column shaft ends. Loads are provided as a convenience and not an exact value.

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