Architectural Features

Images and diagrams that show how the parts of a building are made.

Fireplace Surround Options - The Provence

We have hundreds of different fireplace surround designs we do, straight from our catalog. Smooth, rounded, square classical, modern, nearly any style is covered, and each design has size option and additional choices.  One of our most popular designs is the Provence, and it has quite a set of options you can choose from, without […]

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Building with Blocks

Building with Blocks   Cast Stone Blocks used as wall veneer      The cast stone marks the lower level, the blocks set off by an almost basement-like window and a wide chimney. Blocks can become a full home veneer. Cast Stone blocks as a complete wall veneer, with surrounds Cast Stone Blocks as complete wall […]

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Louisiana Department of Transportation Cast Stone Signage

Louisiana Cast Stone Signage – Some time ago we posted a couple of signs we did for the Louisiana Department of Transportation (see here) These and other designs were approved and are now in production, and we’ve been photographing them in the lot, drying a bit and waiting for shipment.     Below is the […]

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Cast Stone Facade

Cast Stone Facades The Facade is the front facing section of a home. Any home may have more decorative and architectural than others or less, but one section faces the street and shows off what attractiveness the home has to offer.  We pull images from many places, as samples and inspiration for all to view […]

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Grace Lutheran Church Window Restoration

Church Window Restoration –  Some time ago we were tasked with reproducing the stone for a very elaborate stained glass window,      Each piece of cast stone was drawn, reproducing the original design, creating repeatable sections of the window parts.   

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Stone Legends Custom Cast Stone Project

Custom Cast Stone  JJust about anything you can imagine a structure to look like can be made from cast stone. Much of our products are of a similar sort, shaped parts for surrounds, horizontal banding, Standard columns of the classic Greek and Roman orders, balustrade shaped like lathed wood, or other classic styles. We do […]

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Customer Plan Placement Example

Cast Stone Estimating The first step in producing cast stone for a project is taking the plans and turning them into an estimate or bid. The best bids will specify as line-items the stone based on the architect’s or builder’s drawings. A good estimator will take customer plans and break them down into logical masonry units. Similar types of units […]

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Window Surround Parts Required Diagram

Cast Stone by the Part A single block of cast stone is a part. If you know what you want, or have a good stone mason who does, you can send us a order of the number of parts you need and with financial approval, move your order straight into production, no design or drafting […]

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Budget Buying for Cast Stone

Budget Buying for Cast Stone Cast Stone is never a cheap building material, it’s quality that lasts for ages (look at cast stone made by ancient Rome) There are several ways to trim a cast stone budget, and to get the most for you money. The first method you can use to save money with […]

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SL-Catalog Chapter9 Page383

More Profiles for Surrounds Surround Profiles Besides the 10 profiles in our “Legend Heritage” profile family, we have literally hundreds of different profiles. If you have something in mind, we probably have something similar. Many of the profiles have a variety of different sizes and depths to go alongside brick, stucco, or other materials, so […]

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