I make little wood boxes. ( See www.littleboxes.eu ) I have been commisioned to make a box which is "broadly reminiscent" of Roman architecture so I am going to design a colonnade running around the entire box. The box itself will be about 10" X 4" (a necessary size - no flexibility here.)
What I need to know is the correct (most appropriate/most common) distance between columns based on their width. Is there an equation I can use, i.e. if the column is X cm wide then the on center distance between columns will be Y cm. The columns will probably be about 10 cm to 12 cm wide. I understand there may not be any hard and fast ratios applicable.
Many thanx for any assistance you can provide.