Culture

Copper Floor

When I first stated that I wanted a copper floor, all my research turned up floors made with penny’s covered in an acrylic resin finish. Not one to be a penny pincer, I then opted to create a pattern that would maximize the yield to waste based on the size of the copper sheet. I […]

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Italian Renaissance Style Home, Stone Legends cast stone project

Italian Renaissance Architecture The style was first seen originally in Florence during the 19th century. There was a revival Italian Renaissance architecture that paralleled the Gothic Revival in more recent times. Renaissance buildings have a square, symmetrical plan, with symmetrical façades around their vertical center. Churchs are generally surmounted by a pediment and columns, in addition […]

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Custom Cast Stone Signage

This 5′ x 9′ custom stone art signage is for the Louisiana Department of Transportation, the art work was designed for a mix-master highway interchange in Shreveport, on Highway I-49. A funny story to tell: Our stone has quartz in it that refracts light, and for years prior to digital photography, the light coming off […]

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Can You See The Signs

We produced stone for the Life Sciences Building on the University of North Texas Denton campus. We built the main entry for the building, including the curved sign above the door, and a sculpted sign for the plaza at the corner. The entry has several parts to it, The curved banding that caps the brick […]

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The Hero Lives On (and plays a mean round of golf)

You never know, I guess little boys reside in us forever. As an adult I might not so willingly admit how many episodes, much less reruns of the TV program Hercules I’ve seen. You never in a million years think you will meet him in person much less spend the day with him playing golf. […]

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A classic style, all in cast stone

This is a project we producted stone for many years ago, but we just received some photos we wanted to share with everyone. This home is 100% stone, top to bottom. It has a paneling pattern often used in Italianate and other architectural styles architecture. It creates an impression of horizontal bands and surrounds on […]

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Borden Dairy Factory - Cast Stone Sign

We produce many types of signage. For Borden we produced custom art that was cast into the tooling, so it came out in relief, with lettering sandblasted into the panel, then all was painted. The sign is complete, and ready for packing and shipping The sign was installed at their front factory entrance. The artwork, […]

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Style and Cast Stone - Italianate

Italianate Style (1840-1885) Italianate style is a rebellion against previous formal classical ideals fashionable since the 1600’s. It developed first in Britain about 1802. Some of the styles strongest characteristics include low-pitched or flat roofs on two-to-four story tall homes, with wide eaves, decorative paired brackets and cornices. An emphasis on vertical proportions, including tall, […]

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Spirit of the West, Cast in Stone - Pt 2

Close up details of the installed sign. While searching the area on Google Earth, we ran across the mason installing our stone. Masonry by Leroy Ardnt. Thank you Mr Ardnt, our product is nothing but a pile of rocks without a qualified masonry installer. On further research I discovered that Mr Ardnt had passed away […]

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Spirit of the West, Cast in Stone - Pt 1

This Ranger sign we did for NWOSU (North Western Oklahoma State University) was a special piece of work, all of our communal skills used in one fairly small unit. The college mascot already had a design, and at least one statue prominently displayed on campus. This would sit at the street in front of the […]

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