Margie Grace - Grace Design Associates
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Custom Stone Bench tropical-landscape
 

Custom Stone Bench

The Art Of Outdoor Living by Grace Design Associates

*Builder of the Year: Best Landscape and Hardscape for Santa Barbara Contractors Association
*Association of Professional Landscape Designers, Merit Award
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August 17, 2014
ecaterina2004 wrote:
what is a name of this plant?? - LOVE THIS PLANT!!!!!!!!!!!! IS IT PALM????
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Yucca elephantipes.
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May 2, 2014
Fatima Ali wrote:
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No snow where we are. Cushions get stored in an outdoor storage box behind the bench.
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February 17, 2014
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@batarani: I'd say at least 20 years...
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February 13, 2014
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@belindaot: Hi - we're not the best guy to answer that question - we're design-build landscape contractors... interior painting is outside of our repertoire... Best, Margie
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February 9, 2014
Bo Dellbrook wrote:
How much does it cost to build one of these?
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@ Bo Dellbrook: This is about 18' long and built of our local sandstone; it also acts as a retaining wall and so is much taller than it looks (about 5' high) on the back side. It was around $12k to build.
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June 12, 2013
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Karen Oren
Hi Margie, I want to thank you for all your photos and ideas. After waiting 45 years we finally got the lot behind us and I'm so excited to turn it into a paradise! My husband is going to build the curving bench out of concrete and will face with stone that we used on our BBQ area. My question is the height and depth of the seat ? Thank you again for all your ideas. Karen Oren La Conchita CA
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Congratulations! Seat: 13" high (19" total w/ 6" cushion); depth 24" (the 3" pillows bring it down to 21". Seat back approx. 33-36" high. All measurements from finished grade. Good luck --- post photos when you're done!
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June 11, 2013
Michelle Baker wrote:
What type of rock makes up the stone bench.
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Local Santa Barbara sandstone. I'd recommend using your local stone if it's suitable to get the "sense of place" that local materials bring to a project. Best of luck --- post photos if you wind up building a bench of your own!
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Michelle Baker
Thank you Margie, There is no stone bench in my yard. The front steps seem to be slate.
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June 10, 2013
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Cyndi
I did even see what is on the table, the bench is fab.. Love love it.
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Thanks Cyndi!
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May 25, 2013
somejava wrote:
Are those cushions custom made?
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yes
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May 13, 2013
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nubeer
I really like the trees in the back. Wondering if it grows in East Coast???
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It's called Yucca elephantipes. You'll want to do your own research on its suitability for your climate, site, soil, exposure, etc.
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May 3, 2013
dholland87 wrote:
What kind of stone is on the ground? Nice variety of color.
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3/8" Coral Sea gravel. It came from Santa Barbara Stone.
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January 27, 2013
nburton1 wrote:
how much would this Cost
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$10-12,000 depending on the stone you use --- it's about 18' long and is about 6' high on the back side as it is also acting as a retaining wall.
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May 19, 2012
utician wrote:
Do you have a plan we can follow? I just love this
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Alisa Porter
Can you tell me how you did this? Is it difficult?
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Not a beginner project... It's mortared, reinforced, fitted sandstone over a reinforced concrete footing. You could also build it out of block and face it with stone.
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April 28, 2012
Dena Leon wrote:
Are there any plans we can follow? Items suggested or required? - I just want to build one and I'd like to know if there is a step by step plan that I can follow before heading to Home Depot!

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Dena Stanley Leon
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It's reinforced, mortared, fitted sandstone over a poured reinforced concrete footing. We laid it out in the field, so there's no plan per se. Good luck! Send a photo of the finished fence.
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April 2, 2012
welldesign wrote:
how to keep clean - can the cusion keep cleanning?
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november21
thankyou
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november21
We bought an old farm and there is actually a pile of old bricks out there, AND a piece of marble big enough for a table !
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2. Shaded seating in California. Sometimes a spot in the shade is all you need to enjoy the outdoors. This curved stone bench looks incredibly comfortable but still blends in with its surroundings.
8. Weather the elements with stone seating. A stacked stone bench and table have a rustic elegance that would be at home anywhere from New England to California and beyond. In the summer it can play host to gatherings, plumped up with colorful cushions. In the winter it adds organic beauty to the landscape.
Play with your pillows. There's no need to stick to a standard pillow size. I like how this outdoor bench has varying colors, patterns and sizes with eight different square pillows. The variation allows each pillow to pop individually, but they also work together and create good visual interest.

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