When the appearance of a full column is just what a design needs, but the space is lacking, Large Half Round Onlays are the perfect solution! Even half posts can often be too thick in areas where space is limited, and what is needed is more of a low relief facade than the high relief of a half post. With a depth of a mere 7/8 inch, half dowel moldings can be used along with plinth blocks and spools to create the look of a column. More than just the standard column calling for a base and a capital, the look of a segmented column can be achieved, as well, using plinths, spools, capitals, and even half finials. Each of these elements are able to be used interchangeably along shorter lengths of molding to create this look. Available in twelve inch increments between twenty four and ninety-six inches, with the aforementioned assorted plinths, spools, half-finials, and other wood onlays; these moldings are versatile and make coordinating easy!
Listed as our 3 1/2 inch moldings, these half dowel onlays are actually 2 5/8 wide. The difference is actually accounted for in the width of the plinths these moldings coordinate to. Essentially, these moldings can be used to create a column which has an overall width of 3 1/2 inches.
Half-round onlays are also quite useful as kitchen molding, bar molding, and cabinet molding. They are perfectly suited for accenting along the top of a book shelf, or on the front edge of any open shelving. Adding the look of reeding, hand carved basket weave, fluting, and even roping is easy to do, giving new beauty and vitality to what might otherwise be understated. As far as wood types are concerned, all of these moldings are available in the classic favorites of Red Oak, Hard Maple, Cherry, Alder, and paint grade. Many are available in up to five more wood types, as well!