we have,pocono lake supply , a old school mason supply house that sellls it. maybe you have one also.
2 yrs ago they drained a local lake to rebuild a dam and i asked a fellow for the round stone ti exposed to build a period correct chinmey and he said sure. half a dozen trips with a 10x5 trailer and lots of hand picking .....
To my knowledge we have nothing of the sort . I know of a building supply and a granit supply "luckstone" but other than that I don't think so. I could always use cobblestones from the Richmond streets but they cost $2/stone and that might get expensive.
Do you guys think the stone goes well with the old hand made bricks? Maybe when I do a mountain trip I should rent a 4x4 f350 and load that up. I know rocks can add up in weight really quick!
freetown fred wrote:
Nice Josh. Yes, the pillars were a bit noisey. Iron brackets huh??? how did I know?
I love the book shelf idea personally, & you can never go wrong with the rough cut. A day trip for the stone definitly sounds in order. Yep, very nice
I have a hand full of rough cut oak boards from an old mill in West VA but I don't think I have quite enough but I might. I will have to call a friend and see if he can get me more. I got them on trade for lending an old friend my trailer for the week. It's ok though I can always get some rough cut from a local mill. The question is what wood to use ?
I did my sons closet completely in rough cut aromatic cedar and it looks and smells amazing the rest of his room is trimmed out in western cedern (juniper) . Surprisingly rough cut western cedar is cheaper than typical molding and trim. The only concern with aromatic cedar is I would leave it un-sealed and I am wondering if the stove would dry it out too much.
Btw for any of you carpentry experts ... What is the technical name for the tools to make a tongue and groove by hand or machine. I am interested in makin my rough cut slats tongue and groove. Hmmm and I just had a crazy idea. I could always alternate types of wood in the slats . It might be neat to have a mismatch wall.