Column Pedestals Probably less expensive than "plaster/resin" traditional columns at Hobby Lobby, and you can custom-size. For church, I'd prefer paint, without the "aged" look, in a color that blends with altar wood. These were made from 8ft- 4x4 wood cut into different lengths with a circular saw: Wooden Post base trim (found with deck railings and posts). Square piece of wood for the top of the pedestals. Church would require much larger sizes: 4 ft, 3 ft, 2ft?