Made With Trash
Dumped in the driveway were two very large dump trailers-full of
masonry, concrete, and dirt. The debris came from a
portion of building that was tore down in the town of Springfield.
Of the huge amount of debris were salvaged 2 types of brick; all
were solid brick, with the exception of about 100 figure 8 slump brick.
Today a mason came by to drop off a load of gravel and concrete
trash-fill. There were only a half-dozen pieces of damaged
limestone/sandstone salvaged from the load.
Below you see a piece of irregularly shaped stone that has a couple
of dings which can be seen on the top corners.
Underneath is a piece that will be cleaned up and installed
The irregular piece being balanced by shampoo. The damaged
top-left corner can be seen in this picture.
This is a picture that does not belong here
But since we're here, this shows the preferred temperature in here when it's 12 degrees outside.
This is the view from the right (the longest side).
Shampoo still balancing it in place.
Well it's not the white marble I had hoped to put here, but this is
all God had on hand, so it'll have to do.
In case you missed the ding.
Here's another ding
This shows the overhang (front of stone) that would be preferable
to have all the way around the lower stone. However its
not possible as the stone is barely as wide as the wall itself.
After I dig out the chops saw and cut the right side of the flat
stone (because it's all jagged and damaged also), there will be less
overhang than what is seen in the picture below.
Here's the flat stone turned the other way (jagged side to the left
and smooth flat side to the right).
The stone cleans easily with a wire sponge.
This is the backside of my Cat (pondering if the mirror ought to be
placed as shown).
The guy in the photo allowed the use of his time and truck to obtain
the mortar required for the project.
I debated if it were safe to ride with him though
The stone pictured here is very heavy. There's about 8 or 10 more
of these pieces but they are smaller than the one pictured. The stone
was donated by my nearest neighbors to the north of me. The chest that
this stone is resting upon is about 5-foot in length. It will be
interesting to see what this rock will polish to. I'd say that the
largest piece of cut rock is about 120 pounds or more (probably more).
The largest piece of rock will be the piece that the seat will be cut
from as one solid rectangle slab. The seat will be 10 inches wide by 33
inches in length. What's left over after the seat is extracted will
join the rest of the rock and be installed atop the walls, in the
fashio of a capstone (with overhang on both sides of the wall to allow
for more things to be safely stored on top of the walls.
Since the seat for the shower area is only going to be 10 inches
deep and 33 inches long, I only applied a preliminary cleaning to the
area in which will be needed for now.
would be a super nice slab of rock if it had a high polish to it.
Since the captsones for the entirety of the walls is primarily only
going to be 5 or 6 inches wide, it is probable that there will be
enough stone to cap it all.
I'm thinking a brick cathedral ceiling with arches (to give the
underground affect). Anyone else out there have any
brick they're not using?
THIS CONCLUDES The Stone PAGE
To be continued