A column is a pillar that is utilized during the construction of buildings. It can serve as a structural support or simply as an ornamental addition.
In the past, columns were made from a single large piece of stone or several stones stacked together. While columns are still used as support systems today, they are also a decorative addition to many buildings.
Columns are now constructed from various materials such as wood, composite materials, and plaster, and can be either simple or highly ornate. Plain columns are often used in plantation-style homes, while more decorative pillars may be used for large office buildings or mansions. Columns may also be utilized for interior support or decoration.