Haven't done this before. By this I mean the rock treatment you see here. Sidebar, I love this photo don't you? What you are looking at is a painstaking process where we took a flagstone Oklahoma blend stone, all very thinly cut and flipped them horizontally in a dry stack pattern. Dry stacking is an expensive process because your labor to set the stones with out mortar joints is much more difficult but nonetheless you can't argue with the result. A more cost effective way to pull off this look would be to buy a pre-packaged veneer stone, which is either a simulated or sliced thin stone vs. doing it manually in the field like we did here. Veneers have gained in popularity, but sometimes they can look a little fake so we chose the real deal here. Veneers are also very light weight, which plays well with a remodel for instance so the foundation wouldn't need to be strengthened for the weight of real stone. One other tip, because this is expensive a good design technique you can do it to depart from a regular mortar set stone on the majority of your home, and then go with the dry stack look just in certain elements of it. A fireplace, an entry, planter wall and columns are all possibilities to shift away from the same stone but just give it a different presentation. We've done that before as well and it turns out pretty fantastic.
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