Period Homes Buying Guides

A Buying Guide to distributors, fabricators and installers of classically-designed columns for period-style residential architecture projects, including natural stone, marble, and fiberglass columns.

Buying Guide Spotlight


NIKO Contracting Co., Inc.

Nationwide contractor, fabricator & installer of architectural sheet metal & roofing: slate, tile, metal & other roofing; ornamental ceilings, cresting, finials, cornices, cupolas, domes, steeples & snowguards.


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Worthington Millwork

Supplier of architecturally correct columns in wood or PermaCast: round & square; clear columns in 7 species; cornice moldings, balustrades, niches, medallions, mantels, pedestals & more.


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Chadsworth Columns

Manufacturer of authentically correct architectural columns: complete line of columns, piers, pilasters & posts; interior & exterior; variety of sizes, styles & materials; 4 different grade levels of wood columns; interior molded ornament; millwork; shutters.

Classic Ceilings

Classic Ceilings

Supplier of decorative wall & ceiling architectural ornaments: pressed-metal wall & ceiling tile, tin ceiling panels, cornices & backsplashes; decorative stampings; perforated-tin ceiling panels & tin ceiling imitations & more.

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Decorators Supply Corp.

Decorators Supply manufactures classic architectural elements: plaster crowns, ceiling medallions, ceilings, niches & swags; 13,000 appliqués for woodwork/furniture; 900 sizes of column capitals, pilaster capitals, corbels & columns; 15 styles of traditional wood mantels; classically inspired grilles; since 1883.


Driwood Moulding Company

Stock and custom room interiors for residential and commercial projects. Embossed moldings, raised-panel doors, mantels, bookcases, door surrounds, pre-fabricated raised-panel wall sections.

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Haddonstone (USA), Ltd.

U.S. based manufacturer of landscape ornament & architectural cast stonework: planters, fountains, sundials, statues, garden furniture, balustrades, gazebos, follies, columns, porticos, doors & window surrounds, cornices, molding, mantels & more; custom components.

Jim illingworth

Jim Illingworth Millwork, LLC.

Manufacturer of custom wood windows, doors & moldings: for homes & historic buildings; matches any existing wood windows, doors, moldings; custom millwork.


Zepsa Industries, Inc.

Engineer, custom manufacturer & installer of Classical & contemporary architectural woodwork: railings, stairs, wine cellars, mantels, paneling, furniture & more; for estate-level residences, yacht interiors & select commercial commissions.