I have been wanting to make smaller columns for awhile now to extend my fence further into the yard. I recently came across a bunch of 1/4 pineboard from Home Depot in the scrap section. I payed 10 bucks for all they had and made these two columns. I still have enough to make two more if I want. The core section is made of wood while the tops and bottom are made of foam. After making these I have come to the conclusion that a table saw would greatly improve my ability at making things out of wood! Now I just have to pray they hold up to the Florida rain!