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Old 01-23-2011, 10:21 PM   #1
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Basement Pole wraps vs pillars

I am in the home stretch of finisihing my basement and i have a few final decisions to make.

I found online that they make pole wraps but they are less expensive then the nice pillars i can buy. It looks like the pole wraps are around 40 - 60 dollars depending the wood finish i choose. My question is what experience has everyone else had. I don't mind spending the extra money and getting pillars but i want to make sure they worth the money on both looks and quality. Also does anyone have any sites they can recomend??? I was thinking about calling the local lumber company but am afriad they will be too expensive.

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Not sure what a 'pole wrap' is, but I assume it is the same thing you could make yourself. A simple box around the pole is sufficient, or nothing. Use it for a decorative paint scheme.
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I'm guessing this is the type of thing the OP is talking about.

Can't give any advice because I've never used it, but I'm also interested in the answer.
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I used one of these on my last home. It was still nice when I sold it 4 years later. They also sell a kit that makes up a base and top crown that looks quite nice.
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I did a nautical theme basement column in 3/4" rope....sorry no pics

Or this....

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