Every renovation or restoration project
winds up with a small list of
details that need to be taken care of.
The project of writing this Restoration
Primer column is no different,
and I find myself with a short "punch
list" of questions from readers about
articles appearing in past months.
With regard to "Installing Wood
Columns," (JLC, 9/89): Joe Paradis,
Dolgeville, N.Y., asks: "Are the words
column and shaft used interchangeably?"
I am careful to make a distinction
between "column" and "shaft." Column
excludes everything between the
porch deck at the bottom to the soffit
of the entablature that spans from the
top of one column to the top of the
next. The shaft excludes the capital