In my first attempt to make a column 3 years ago I really had a hard time getting my scale correct. So what I decided to do was contact Ray Keim from Haunted Dimensions to help me figure out approximate dimensions. Ray was great and sent me over some plans.
This week I started constuction on the frame of the columns. Here are some pictures of the progress. So far the only challenge I had was trying to figure out the angle to cut for the middle-upper bars of the column since all sides pull in towards the top. Good thing my brother-in-law is an engineer to help me figure that one out! More to come soon!