This is the first column that is completely trimmed. I went with the “prefinished” trim at Menards. I don’t have the willpower to stain 275 feet of trim. The body of the columns is a 2×4 frame with half inch fiberboard core plywood veneered with maple also from Menards. I cut the ply to size, ran a 45 degree chamfer along the edges to make miter joints in the corners where they come together then stained with Varathane’s Golden Pecan gel stain and sealed with Satin Wipe On poly from Minwax. The fabric frames are ripped 2×4s since a decent 2×2 doesn’t exist, then mitered, chamfered and assembled. The fabric is suedecloth from JoAnn fabric in Biking Red.