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Hill Country Retreat

1970's home - creating a Texas Hill Country style outdoor living area, complete with the Austin Chop Stone, Cedar beams and mantle, and the requisite HDTV.

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June 21, 2014
stefsdoty wrote:
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This is Pennsylvania Blue stone.
    Bookmark   June 23, 2014 at 6:16AM
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January 16, 2013
kcrute27 wrote:
Where is the furniture from. It's beautiful
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the furniture is from a company called "cast classic's" and it is the "shambala collection"
    Bookmark   October 9, 2013 at 8:02AM
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Excellent furniture choice so you can swivel around and take in the views.
    Bookmark   February 22, 2014 at 4:02AM
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November 23, 2012
lgrube52 wrote:
What color stain & product was used on the cedar posts & beams?
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Dear lgrube52, My apologies but I could not find a record of this color. Since this is just rough sawn cedar, I would imagine this is just a clear coat, which typically darkens the finish. This was a small project completed over 3 years ago, so I apologize for the lack of information. --DRG
    Bookmark   November 26, 2012 at 1:11PM
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November 17, 2012
rbcola wrote:
What is this light colored stone & gout color. Natural? Veneer? Thanks!
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rbcola, The stone is referred to as Austin Chalk (Chop), http://www.whiz-q.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=choppedstone, and is a limestone based product that we use a lot in Texas. It comes in a variety of cut and natural shapes. The mortar in this case is just white-sanded mortar, so as to blend with the stone. Here is another picture with similar results (inside). Good luck. -DRG
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March 22, 2012
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This mantle, in rough Cedar, is a solid 14" x 14" beam, which was modified on the ends by my Trim Carpenter. I can't say that I have seen one offered "for sale" like this, but any carpenter worth his or her salt should be able to purchase the ceder and cut/sand the ends for a similar effect. Call or email if you have other questions. --Ralph
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March 2, 2012
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This is a solid cedar beam. It has both steel rods drilled and inserted in the back to hold it in place, as well as metal straps (3 on top, 3 on bottom) behind the stone, to secure to the framed wood frame.
    Bookmark   March 2, 2012 at 8:21AM
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Thank you, I love it!
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