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Post and Lintel
"meets post, the combination pulls its weight in a home... Post and lintel construction has been used for centuries. It consists of vertical... vertical posts combined with an overhead horizontal beam, or lintel, that spans the space... door, post and lintel construction is used to support the weight of the roof or floors... surrounding stone—the posts are hidden in the walls. This lintel adds support above the... rough-hewn post and lintel construction is a design highight in this room. A carved-wood..."
Houzz Call: Who'll Post the First Snow Photo of 2013?
If the weather's been flaky in your neck of the woods, please show us — and share how you stay warm at home
"I love stone...so much that I married a stone mason LOL! He is actually building me... on my posting. Should be 10/4/14, Saturday, as you had posted. No worries...agree... Sept, we posted this to our FB page. Mount Rose had snow, which means our Reno community... Houzz post. I love snow and snow pictures. Here in SE Wisconsin we haven't gotten... but I'll post a cool picture from last year. Am in SW Ontario and have had a few light..."
Know Your House: Post and Beam Construction Basics
Learn about this simple, direct and elegant type of wood home construction that allows for generous personal expression
"craft, post and beam construction has a lot to offer. It's one of my favorite building... First, post and beam construction is just so simple. We just can't get any more direct... vertical posts that hold up horizontal beams, all made of wood. It's a directness that... basics of post and beam construction, and how to fashion connections that have meaning... viewing post and beam construction. I helped take a 1907 queen post barn to an open..."
9 Hard Questions to Ask When Shopping for Stone
Learn all about stone sizes, cracks, color issues and more so problems don't chip away at your design happiness later
"about stone sizes, cracks, color issues and more so problems don't chip away at your... to use stone and choosing the kind to use are more complicated than just picking a... Because stone is a natural material, its appearance, durability and production can... all the stone vendors, my honed absolute black stone had to be sourced from two different... piece of stone is unique so you want to be able to see the specific stone you plan on..."
Home Exteriors Take Color Cues from Stone
Age-old yet with a thoroughly modern take, stone inspires exterior color palettes for home styles from traditional to contemporary
"take, stone inspires exterior color palettes for home styles from traditional to... Stone, whether natural or veneer, is a popular way to add texture, pattern and interest... using stone details as a jumping-off point for a home's exterior color palette? Maybe... Since stone has a natural aesthetic, color schemes derived from it tend to be easy... from the stones themselves or from grout. Restrict your palette to two or three colors..."
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... duplicate post earlier. Technical difficulties. This is the front yard. Stone within... stone in my garden and they both have meaning, firstly grey river stone to remind..."
Stone Works Wonders
Flowing like a waterfall or staunchly guarding a field, natural stone begs inspiring use in homes and landscapes
"natural stone begs inspiring use in homes and landscapes... full of stones and rocks, ripe for crafting home designs. If you live in a locale... to use stone furniture, art installations and flooring for natural flavor. Some are... e the stone including part of the facade of our home. This little stone house sits... for that stone tub? great job! thanks for using one of our images in your piece. Daryl... with stone is breathtaking. Hi , can anyone tell me how can I send some of my work..."
How to Make a Stacked Stone Fire Pit
"type of stone, along with a bit of research, were at the top of my list. While browsing... build the stone around that. What a great post! Thanks so much for taking the time... smaller. The stone was about $280 total, with some stones left over, the fire bricks were... Love the stone you used. I work for a stone company, and you could use 'Pine Creek'... hired a stone mason just to put the top layer of stone on my otherwise home-made fire..."
Go Au Naturel in the Bath With Beautiful Stone
"rocks and stones plucked from the great outdoors are finding their way underfoot and... the pics posted above we had a significant seal on the stone deck around the tub area... natural stone requires. Resealing natural stone on bathroom walls or floors is a tough... natural stones in a bath area again. Perhaps in other areas, but never in a shower... natural stone in bathrooms. It gives such an earthy and warm feeling that I will use..."
12 Ways to Add Beautiful Stone to Your Home
"building with stone blocks weighing as much as 15 tons, the use of stone is still going strong... materials, stone has been admired for its longevity and beauty since the oldest dates... use of stone veneer because of its ease of installation. But when it comes to landscaping... real stone still takes the lead. There are few better ways to warm a space than... type of stone is architectural or dimension stone. This type of stone can be cut/c..."
Bathroom Workbook: 7 Natural Stones With Enduring Beauty
Not everyone wants a marble bath. Bring organic warmth to your bath counters, walls or floors with these hard-wearing alternatives
"natural stone. No two pieces are exactly alike, and nothing else adds the same organic... your stone surfaces can last a lifetime. Marble, of course, has been a popular... popular stone choice for luxurious interiors for centuries based on its inherent beauty... natural stone varieties, each with its own unique characteristics and strengths, worth... Natural stone showers bases, Rectangular-Square stone basins, Natural stone basins..."
Stacked Stone Inside the Home
"stacked stone. It is a unique three-dimensional veneer composed of cut stone pieces... Stacked stone is often used in landscaping, around pools and other water features,... this real stone, or faux?? bdomings, matching stacked stone will look great on your risers... simplemind posted. It is lava stone bullets by Voguebay, and it sells for approximately... Thanks for posting. Stacked stone is fantastic for modern interiors a d exteriors.That..."
5 Gravel and Stone Types for a Rockin' Landscape
Give your garden design some textural bam with pebbles, granite, river rocks and other permeable materials
"recently posted an article on - Garden Stones and Landscaping Rocks in the garden. I... within the post as it partly your article here that inspired my post. Thank you. http://www... rocks/stones = trouble :) Great explanation. Rocks are a favorite of mine and... crushed stone ends up all over the place. Thanks to all ideas. This is so timely, because... expanses of stone, pavers, concrete, etc. A word of caution, you must consider the fu..."
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... fireplace posted by Breskin, the niche above it makes up for the lack of depth on the... natural stone and river rock surrounds add a modern twist to the classic mantels...."
Your Floor: How to Find Right Stone Tile
"tural stone has been popular for use on floors for centuries and for very good reason... reason. Stone tile brings the colors and texture of nature to our homes and adds a... natural stone comes out of the earth, there can be wild variations in its color and... shopping for stone tile for your floor. Order enough material to complete the job in one... later, the stone you want may not be available. Let's take a look at the most popular..."