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PermaCast® RoughSawn® Structural Columns

HB&G's latest innovation in structural spun cast columns is the RoughSawn® column. Available in square or craftsman-style porch columns, PermaCast® RoughSawn® Columns have all the beauty of cedar posts without the headaches of real wood columns.

Our RoughSawn® columns are designed to mimic the look of rough-cut or cedar porch columns and will not check, twist, split or rot. They're low maintenance, weather- and insect-proof and come with a Limited Lifetime Warranty. RoughSawn® columns give your rustic, farmhouse-style design a durable and low-maintenance finish.

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What Are PermaCast® Columns?

PermaCast® porch columns are constructed of a proprietary blend of fiber-reinforced polymers (FRPs). Our PermaCast® columns are the most-used columns in the United States, featuring aesthetically pleasing characteristics paired with superior structural capabilities. Durable and low-maintenance, PermaCast® fiberglass columns are prized for their resistance to the elements and beautiful appearance. With various sizes and styles coupled with a wide array of caps and bases, you can turn your front porch into an inviting piece of artwork.

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PermaCast® columns are available in the following profiles:

  • Tapered
  • No-taper
  • Square
  • Craftsman
  • RoughSawn®

What Does "Rough Sawn" Mean?

Lumber cut from a log using a bandsaw that isn't planed smooth is called "rough sawn." That's because the bandsaw blade leaves saw marks on the lumber, giving it a distinctive texture. It's this texture that's replicated in our RoughSawn® products.

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Advantages of RoughSawn® Over Cedar Porch Columns

Cedar porch columns are beautiful to look at, but they don't have the durability or long lifespan of our RoughSawn® columns. PermaCast® RoughSawn® columns were designed to provide the desired look of cedar columns with the characteristics that have made PermaCast® columns the preferred choice by contractors, building managers and homeowners across the country.


One of the primary advantages of PermaCast® RoughSawn® columns is their durability. Unlike wooden columns, FRP columns are made of fiberglass strands coated with a resin, making them resistant to moisture, insects and rotting. Additionally, RoughSawn® columns can withstand extreme weather conditions, such as heavy rain, snow and high winds, without deteriorating. This makes them a great choice for providing the rustic look of cedar in your front porch columns.


PermaCast® RoughSawn® columns are incredibly strong, with a higher strength-to-weight ratio than cedar. This means they can support heavy loads without buckling or breaking. They are also highly resistant to impact.


PermaCast® RoughSawn® columns are a safer choice than wooden columns. In a fire, they won't contribute to the spread of flames or smoke, reducing the risk of property damage and injury.

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Square RoughSawn® Columns

A square porch column has a simple, straight profile with four equal sides and flat, square capitals and bases. Square porch columns are commonly used in various architectural styles, including colonial, Georgian and contemporary.

RoughSawn® Square Sizes

Column Size


8" 8, 9, 10'
10" 8, 9, 10, 12'
12" 8, 9, 10, 12'

RoughSawn® Craftsman Columns

Craftsman-style columns are characterized by their more elaborate design and details. They often have tapered or fluted shafts that are wider at the bottom than at the top. Additionally, craftsman columns often feature a distinctive square or rectangular design that's meant to evoke the look of traditional hand-crafted woodwork. Craftsman porch columns are often used in bungalows or craftsman-style homes.

Trim for Your Square or Craftsman Column

4" Trim

6" Trim

3.5" Beveled Trim

24" Decorative Brace

Other Product Details

  • RoughSawn® columns are not available factory split.
  • Products shown have been painted for demonstration purposes. RoughSawn® columns are shipped unfinished and must be primed and painted or stained after installation.
  • To add aesthetic appeal to your RoughSawn® columns, 4" and 6" trim and a 24" brace made from lightweight polyurethane are available. An interior beveled option is available for the craftsman RoughSawn® and for use on the square RoughSawn® if Perma-Loc® is being used.
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RoughSawn® Craftsman Sizes

Column Size*


10" x 6" 66"
12" x 8" 66"
12" 66"

HG&B PermaCast® RoughSawn® Columns Look Like Cedar & Wear Like Iron

When it's time to replace cedar columns or new construction calls for rough-cut columns, rely on HB&G. Our PermaCast® RoughSawn® columns have all the curb appeal with durable performance and low maintenance. Whether you're outfitting a farmhouse, cabin or other building with a rustic vibe, HB&G can help with the RoughSawn® columns that provide the perfect decorative touch to any porch. Find your square or craftsman-style porch columns today!

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