pilaster base

base block

1. A block of any material, generally with little or no ornament, forming the lowest member of a base, or itself fulfilling the functions of a base, as a member applied to the foot of a door or to window trim.
2. A rectangular block at the base of a casing or column which the baseboard abuts; usually slightly thicker than either the casing or baseboard.
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So when you frame and trim the pilaster base skirts, make sure everything fits loosely.