Square columns are a common variation.

Square Column Photo
Square Column Photo


Spiral shaft designs like rope style are also not difficult to find

Rope Column Photo - Corinthian Capital
Rope Column Photo


This next photograph has an octagonal shaft. It also has the option entasis, or the widening of the shaft in the middle. Shafts that taper toward the top are very common, if you look at the many column styles also posted.

Octagonal Column Photo

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