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 […]

A Truly Elegant Residence - Pt 4 The Pool Area

This interior courtyard, pool area takes this home beyond ordinary mansions. With many landscaping and patio features the pool area is roofed over with glass and contains the swimming pool and sauna, as well as sitting areas, fountains, statuary and a small indoor garden, as well as an upper level balcony.

A Truly Elegant Residence - Pt 3 - The Interior

These photos show a beautiful decor (and a photographer who knows how to light a room) There is a small amount of stone in these photos, although several pieces are very similar to stone units we at Stone Legends manufacture. These columns are not an SL product, but we make columns virtually identical to these, […]

A Truly Elegant Residence - Pt 2 - The Entryway

Let’s look closer at the central feature of the project exterior, the entry, including the stairs balustrade and columns leading to the front door, the balustrade and newel piers of the balcony, and the surrounding banding and ornamentation. Floor plan of the front part of the home. Cast Stone unit drawings for middle section of […]

Hollis Drive, NJ, Residence

Photo of the Hollis Dr. NJ, residence, from two angles. West Elevation South Elevation Cast Stone Units Call-Out Parapet with Balustrade Closeup of cast stone balustrade Installation drawings of parapet with cross sections, top views, break-out details and attachments. Side view of Hollis Dr. NJ, residence with outdoor fireplace and jackarch surrounds with sills. Closeup […]

Flashing Article from Masonry Magazine

Flashing – Roof/Wall Intersection BY BRYAN LIGHT Masonry Magazine February 2015, Pg 22 – Reprinted from http://www.masonrymagazine.com/flashing-roofwall-intersections/ Figure 1 As the technical services manager of the Brick Industry Association (BIA) in the Southeast region, one facet of my responsibility is to conduct jobsite investigations on both commercial and residential masonry installations when something goes awry. […]

Corinthian Columns

Corinthian Columns Definition – The most ornate and of the three main orders of classical Greek architecture (with Doric and Ionic) characterized by a slender fluted column with an ornate capital decorated with leaf designs. Features of a Corinthian Column: Fluted shaft Capital decorated with scrolls, acanthus leaves, and flowers Ornaments on the capital flare […]

Doric Columns Definition – In their original Greek version, Doric columns stood directly on the flat floor of a temple without a base; their vertical shafts were fluted with 20 parallel concave grooves; and they were topped by a smooth capital Ancient builders developed several Orders, or rules, for the design and proportion of buildings, […]

Ionic Columns Definition – The Ionic column, like corinthian, is always more slender than the Doric: Ionic columns are eight and nine column-diameters tall. Ionic columns have scroll-shaped ornaments on the capital. The Ionic order originated in the mid-6th century BC in Ionia, the southwestern coast and islands of Asia Minor settled by Ionian Greeks. […]