When you require a column of flexible design, the Tuscan provides the simple elegance that you seek. Its minimal detail compliments a variety of home exteriors and interior surroundings. The Tuscan column, free of adornments and having a historically unfluted shaft, is a simplified version of the Doric column. The Tuscan is also of stockier proportion. The column includes a base, a shaft with its upper portion detailed with a single astragal ring, and a simply molded neck and square cap.
The Tuscan column is the last of the secondary orders developed by the architects of Rome. It was commonly employed in military buildings, warehouses and docks. The simple design of the Tuscan column facilitated ease of construction, and so, the Tuscan found common use in the Georgian architectural style.