Sunday, December 28

pointing up the front

The front is stoned and they started pointing it. They did it too rough though. From the photos that Frugal Father brought home, I wasn't happy with the finish.

So the next day he requested the different finish. Of course, there was much muttering and shaking of heads for a good hour. Finally, Frugal Father showed them how it was done and to give them credit, they oohed and aahed and there was general agreement that it was a good finish.


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However, the next section they attempted still wasn't quite right, so either FF will do it himself or will have to follow them around with his tools.

But this is great to see the pointing. And there's only about 1/4 left to stone, which also happens to be the easier of all the sections. FF is searching for stone on our land wherever he can find it. A tight budget means we can't just go buying new tone because the workers would like it.

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Also, you should note that the stone won't remain that lovely golden tone, it will turn a dark or light grey, depending upon what sun it sees.

9 comments:

  1. Oh, that is beautiful! Will the rough pointing weather any smoother? I'm amazed that they can do it at all this time of year.

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  2. Wow! It looks absolutely gorgeous!!

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  3. Beautiful. I'd love to live in a house like that!

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  4. That is a cottage out of my wild cottage-y fantasies! So beautiful. What a home to live, and love, and dream in...

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  5. rough pointing? i'm lost. looks lovely though.

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  6. Pointing is the final bit of cement mix they put between the stones (or bricks). The finish can be whatever you like. We wanted it smooth not thrown on. :)

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  7. FF - no, it doesn't weather that easily. But Frugal Father tells me this morning that he's sorting it out and it's looking good.

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  8. Such a beautiful home...we want to build with stone too... Pointing, huh? I guess I learned something new today

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  9. Wow Mon! I wish I could be around to actually see the finished product. Maybe the end of this summer? Just lovely!

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