Unique Project-Pics.

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by 4 seasons lawn&land, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Posts: 3,587

    Heres a project I just finished up. Its at least different. Its all cut from bluestone. Took forever and a day.

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  2. LKCLawnService

    LKCLawnService LawnSite Member
    Posts: 92

    looks good
     
  3. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,325

    pat yourself on the butt for me, that is very nice. way to not be a part of the uni-lock following. (i use that term for all landscpers that use the same 5 plants, the same uni-lock curved walls with a 18" bench seat and some pretty pebble mulch, like cookie cutter homes they have become cookie cutter landscpers)

    so good good!! looks really darn cool! and im sure no other house on the block has it
     
  4. tadpole

    tadpole LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,216

    Really nice. Definitely not run-of-the-mill. How long DID it take?
     
  5. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Posts: 3,587

    Thanks. I know what you mean about the cookie cutter effect.

    I searched for a long time online before I started this project and came up with nothing to go off of. I wonder if its the only actual stone fence?

    It didnt come from a stone yard in parts. I cut it all from Nat cleft and thermal treads.

    It took a good chunk of my spare weekend time since the ground thawed here in NY.

    It probably took longer to actually design and figure out how to do it. Figure out what I needed, testing, order tools, breaking tools, breaking rock, breaking my ass.

    Those posts weigh 400 pounds a piece.
     
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2010
  6. StoneFaced

    StoneFaced LawnSite Member
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    I've been know to do some unusual stuff w/ stone sculpting, but that is very unique and cool. I feel sorry for the unsuspecting poor soul who reluctantly decides to lean on it. Did you actually do mortise and tendon joints on those posts and rails? Your obviously a perfectionist, would love to hear more about some of your cutting methods and tools that you use. Again, great job...love the house too!
     
  7. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    i feel sorry for the guy that bumps it wit hhis car and gets beat to a pulp
     
  8. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    Those look great! The have a unique old world feel that goes with the house.


    I do agree with the above posts about hitting them with a car, so just be careful. Plow trucks in the winter would be my biggest concern.
     
  9. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Posts: 3,587

    Thanx, yeah, I have definately thought about the vehicle concern. I'll plow here, since its my parents house.

    Yes, they are a 6" mortise and tennon joint, the full size of the rail (not cut down). I had no idea thats what I was doing when I started this (as far as the technical term).

    Stone faced, shoot me a PM with any questions. I also want to know what kind of tools your using for your stone work, Im wanting to do some different things.
     
  10. WGrnd21

    WGrnd21 LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Posts: 73

    now it needs a bluestone path.
     

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