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DSI Square Fluted Aluminum Structural Columns

Our Traditional Square Fluted Columns come in 6″, 8″, 10″ and 12″ square. These structural columns are complimented with capitals and bases offering both peace of mind and a beautiful finished look.

DSI is the only aluminum column supplier to receive PCI 4000 A2 & A3 certification from the Powder Coating Institute. All columns are verified AAMA 2604 compliant with available AAMA 2605 upgrade.

  • Certified PCI 4000 A2 (AAMA 2604) & A3 (AAMA 2605)*
  • Verified AAMA 2604/2605 Compliant*
  • Available in 12 colors
  • Matching aluminum capitals and bases
  • Made in the U.S.A.
  • Quick Ship Program
  • Column boxes include capitals and bases
  • Load bearing*
  • Ideal for commercial and residential applications
  • Wraps around existing post (modifications may be necessary)
  • Lifetime Limited Warranty

*Load-bearing capacity is dependent on distributing the load evenly over bearing surfaces of the shaft. All installation information is of general nature; columns should be installed and secured (fastened) according to standard construction practices and in compliance with applicable local, state and federal building regulations. Note: 2nd story balconies should not be attached directly to the side of any column.

Nominal Size Shipping Weight (lbs.) Dimensions
A B C
6″ x 8′  * 24 5-1/2″ 8-1/2″ 2″
6″ x 9′  * 27 5-1/2″ 8-1/2″ 2″
6″ x 10′  * 29 5-1/2″ 8-1/2″ 2″
8″ x 8′  * 31 7-1/2″ 10-1/2″ 2″
8″ x 9′  * 34 7-1/2″ 10-1/2″ 2″
8″ x 10′  * 38 7-1/2″ 10-1/2″ 2″
8″ x 12′ 40 7-1/2″ 10-1/2″ 2″
10″ x 8′ 44 9-1/2″ 12-9/16″ 2-11/16″
10″ x 9′ 48 9-1/2″ 12-9/16″ 2-11/16″
10″ x 10′ 49 9-1/2″ 12-9/16″ 2-11/16″
10″ x 12′ 57 9-1/2″ 12-9/16″ 2-11/16″
10″ x 20′ 86 9-1/2″ 12-9/16″ 2-11/16″
12″ x 10′ 60 11-1/2″ 15-7/16″ 3-3/16″
12″ x 16′ 94 11-1/2″ 15-7/16″ 3-3/16″
12″ x 20′ 116 11-1/2″ 15-7/16″ 3-3/16″

DSI Square Fluted Column

 

DSI Square Fluted Column Top

Capital (Low Profile)

 

DSI Square Fluted Column Base

Base (Low Profile)

Hurricane Bracket System for Square Fluted Aluminum Columns

DSI Square Fluted Column

Column Quantity
8” fluted, square aluminum columns 1 set per column
6” fluted, square aluminum columns 1 set per column

 

  • Answer to your UPLIFT code requirements
  • Meets ASCE-7-02 for 150 m.p.h. winds
  • Independent lab & engineer certified
  • Competitively priced
  • Packaged complete with all fasteners
  • Easy to install & inspect
  • Mounted to the column shaft for maximum strength
  • Patent pending

Step 1

Powder Coat - Step 1

The raw premium-grade aluminum is inspected to be free of blemishes and is not exposed to the outdoor elements.

Step 2

Powder Coat - Step 2

The product enters a heated acidic cleaning stage to remove extrusion debris and fabrication oils.

Steps 3 to 6

Powder Coat - Step 3 to 6

CLEAN: City water rinse
CLEANER: Recycling reverse osmosis water rinse
CLEANTEST: Pure reverse osmosis water rinse
SEALER: Dried-in-place aluminum sealer

Steps 7 and 8

Powder Coat - Step 7 and 8

A 200 MPH air blast removes water drops from the pre-treated aluminum. A convection oven completes the dry-off process.

Step 9

Powder Coat - Step 9

Powder is applied with 18 automated and 2 manual spray guns. Compressed process air is dried to -35°F Dew Point for superior adhesion.

Step 10

Powder Coat - Step 10

The powder coating is then bonded and adhered to the aluminum sub-straight in a 400 degree cure stage.