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435 cast stone Ideabooks
"With stone cutters few and far between, this moldable material is a solid choice... Cast stone is made from moldable, curable mixtures containing portions of natural... of how cast stone can be used in place of carved stone. This cast stone mantel continues... for this cast stone backsplash. The corbels are cast stone, too. Mantels are a great... sports a cast stone design to punctuate the balustrades. Browse more cast stone photos..."
Cast Concrete Countertops With a Personal Twist
From frame making to pouring to inlays, learn how concrete counters are cast — and how an artisan embellishes them
"counters are cast — and how an artisan embellishes them... says of casting custom concrete countertops. First he made them for a rental property... than stone (shipped thousands of miles) or man made counters (reclaimed glass, various... prefer to cast the whole thing in situ such that there is no joints on the counter.That... going cast concrete with tile inset sections as well as hot trivets for decoration... inlaid stone and glass which matched the overall color scheme of the surrounding kitchen..."
Kitchen Sinks: Enameled Cast Iron for Attractive Durability
"enameled cast iron sink can bring character to your kitchen... spot. Cast iron is one of them. Cast iron sinks have been around for some time, because... for a stone fabricator and we install many undermount cast iron sinks as well as... edge of cast iron you then have to wipe it down as well. Also, the cast iron quickly... Sink Cast iron I just bought a deep blue kohler cast iron kitchen sink. Very happy... enameled cast iron sink in white and really love it. Our house is a 90 year old Craftsman..."
Ecofriendly Fire Pits: Casting Backyard Campfires in a New Light
Wood burning may be discouraged — even illegal in places — but that needn't mean forsaking the fire pit. Try one of these alternatives
"material (stone), and burn wood, IMO! So glad we live where no one mandates what we... found a cast iron cooking pot from india and converted it into a gas firepit. Image... river stones. Never substitute with untreated stones or unapproved materials, which... concrete, stone, gravel or other non-combustible surface. Even though gas, propane and..."
If Legendary Composers Designed Homes
Great architecture is often a symphony of elements, but what would the story of music itself say if cast in brick and stone?
The Right Stone for Your Garden Design
Gravel, pebble, cobble and paddle: Stones vary in size and shape, and have different uses in the landscape
"paddle: Stones vary in size and shape, and have different uses in the landscape... Stone has always been a cost-effective hardscape material for all garden styles.... paddle stones, have become a much more interesting and useful material in our gardens... stone in my garden and they both have meaning, firstly grey river stone to remind... stepping stones just beyond that. But after seeing the photo 3 of the river stone here..."
Surround Your Fireplace With Tile, Brick or Stone
"options of stone slab fireplace surrounds in my last ideabook, so here are some fireplace... Ideas for Stone Slab Fireplace Surrounds... option, is stone veneer. Veneer offers a lightweight, low cost alternative to stone, tile... like real stone, but without the added weight and structural requirements. Stone veneer... reproduction cast from an original, made by Fires Of Tradition in Alberta, Canada. It is... natural stone and river rock surrounds add a modern twist to the classic mantels...."
Raw Materials Revealed: Brick, Block and Stone Help Homes Last
Learn about durable masonry essentials for houses and landscapes, and why some weighty-looking pieces are lighter than they look
"block and stone. In this time of increased attention to green building, it's important... to add stone to your home, stone veneer or manufactured stone is a great alternative... traditional stone. Manufactured stone comes in a variety of styles and colors; manufactured... manufactured stone from Heritage Stone by ProVia is made with hand-crafted molds designed... actual stones as templates. The stones are cut and ordered so that there is no d..."
Houzz Tour: Modern Style With Wood, Stone and Color
"wood, stone, color and building green. This house, designed by Thomas Roszak for... foyer is a stone wall that cuts down on any view into the interior. The transition between... of the stone wall, we get a view to the backyard through the large space. We can also... the same stone wall. It is also used for one side of the stair connecting this level... shadows cast inside. Let’s head upstairs. As mentioned earlier the stairs ascend to..."
"made of stone, helps square away the corner of a house... lighter than cast stone and more cost effective to install.... are the stone blocks used at the corners of Georgian-style masonry houses. They were... stories and stone roofs, in a time before architects had created internal load bearing... actual stone can mimic the appearance of quoins. Quoins are structural, adding strength... exposed stone slabs.Browse more quoin photos..."
Guest Picks: Stunning Floor Lamps
Outdoor Style: Creative Ways With Classic Concrete
Have you cast concrete aside as being too dull or crack-prone? Learn about new design options along with the basics of using it outside
"e you cast concrete aside as being too dull or crack-prone? Learn about new design... can be cast in nearly any form or shape and offers tremendous flexibility in terms... made of stone, brick or tile. You’ll need to budget for the material cost (the concrete... After the cast element is removed from the form, the concrete is washed with an acid... created by casting the concrete against a form surface that has been painted with a retarder..."
Senses and Sensibility Make a Melbourne Patio Magical
Plants that appeal to the 5 senses, one-of-a-kind fences and plenty of space for entertaining cast a pleasing spell on the whole family
Kitchen Sinks: Soapstone for Germ-Free Beauty and Durability
"of the stone is always amazing. I wanted a farmhouse sink, but when faced with how... a soap stone sink. I do have soapstone counter tops and LOVE them. I've had to educate... black stone. The soapstone was well worth the investment for the kitchen. So glad... My stone is going to be oiled. I had a choice between oiling and using a wax... "stepping stones" that are much less than the large slabs. I think they sometimes sell..."
Kitchen Counters: Durable, Easy-Clean Soapstone
Give bacteria the boot and say sayonara to stains with this long-lasting material that's a great choice for kitchen and bath countertops
"unique stone to see if it can work in your home.... beautiful stone! I'm gonna use the milk paint wax (walnut oil) for my stones. This was... resource. Stone takes millennia to form and harvesting it without any way to replace... natural stone countertops are going to run between 70-100 a square foot installed.... darken the stone and not just sit on the surface? Michelle - I have to admit, the local... mining any stone hadn't really occurred to me. So I'm guessing you'd have the same issue..."