Columns & Pilasters, Selecting A Style
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Entasis: the lower one third is straight with a gradual tapering of the upper two thirds.
Straight: a progressive taper from the bottom to the top.
Fluted columns exhibit vertical grooves (or channels) in the shaft of the column.
Raised-Panel columns exhibit a contoured groove creating a three-dimensional panel in the center of the column shaft.
Recessed-Panel columns exhibit a contoured groove surrounding a flat-panel in the center of the column shaft.