Installing Windsor Faux Stone Corners as Columns

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Tools and Supplies You'll Need

You can install Wellington panels easily using tools found in almost everyone's toolbox. To complete your project you will at least need these basic tools:

  1. Exterior Grade Screws — use screws that are long enough to go through the FauxPanel and firmly attach to the wall behind the FauxPanel. We recommend a narrow head screw (such as a #1 Robertson head trim head screw) to make touch-up easier and less noticeable.
  2. Construction Adhesive/Glue — we recommend either PL® Premium Construction Adhesive, PL® Premium Advanced 8X Construction Adhesive (which has 8X faster bonding), or Great Stuff Pro.
  3. A saw for cutting panels - a circular saw, jig saw, band saw, table saw, or hand saw, it is your preference. Any woodcutting blade used with these saws will work great and cut smooth and easy.
  4. Tape Measure
  5. Level
  6. Caulking gun for applying the Adhesive/Glue and Caulk.
  7. FauxPanels® color coordinated textured caulk.
  8. 2" x 4" lumber as needed
  9. Exterior grade plywood as needed

Directions:

Select which style of corner you will be using:

Slatestone Column Wrap Outside Corners

Fur out your column so all pieces will fit correctly.

1.) Fur out the desired column to:

12 ¾" x 12 ¾"

Starter strips help ensure placement of your faux stone corners.

2.) Next you will install the starter strip. Determine the height above the ground level where the bottom of the column should be. Measure up 2 ¾" from this point (often the base of the highest point of the floor) and strike a level line. Attach the top of the starter strip on this line. Level and attach starter strip on each face of the column, stopping 2" from each corner.

Corners are labeled in order to help with proper placement.

3.) Each box of faux stone corners contains 2 left hand (L-2, L-4) and 2 right hand corners (R-1, R-3). Two boxes are needed per two courses. For the first course you will use four right hand pieces and the next course will use the four left hand pieces. This will help vary the design and hide seams. Dry fit your corners in the order R-1, R-3, R-1, and R-3 to ensure proper placement. Slide down onto the starter strip and attach all pieces where indicated on the screw hem.

Apply screws as instructed and don’t over tighten them.

4.) When attaching the corners, there are three screw points on the long side of the corner and two on the shorter end. Be sure you use 5 screws per corner piece. Hold the bottom edge of the corner snug against the substrate while placing the screws to prevent over tightening. This will also help prevent the bottom edge from "kicking out".

Correct placement of corner pieces will help make your installation look beautifully realistic.

5.)Before starting the next course of your faux column, dry fit the corner in the order L-2, L-4, L-2, and L-4 to ensure proper placement. You will then slide them down and attach them as previously described.

Alternate the use of left and right columns by course for a more natural appearance.

6.) The third course of faux stone corners should be placed in the order R-3, R-1, R-3 and R-1 to prevent pattern repetition. The fourth course will use the corners L-4, L-2, L-4, and L-2. Continue alternating course as needed until the desired height is achieved.

Don’t over tighten screws or you might have to fix your corner pieces

Note to Installer: Do not over tighten the screws when attaching the corner pieces. When over tightened, the corner piece will "kick out" at the bottom and create a gap. If the gap is present, pull the corners together to minimize the gap, then face screw through the female tongue, through the male base plate, and into the substrate. Use a 3" deck screw for this purpose. Use caulk to fill screw head and the touch up kit paint for a professional finish.

Post caps are simple to install and add a wonderfully finished quality.

Installing the Post Cap: The 18" Post Cap is designed to fit over the SlateStone Column if the top course of corners ends with the screw hems attached or with the screw hems removed.

Screw Attachment:Drive one screw per side through the bottom lip of the cap all the way into the substrate. Be Careful to angle the Screws so they don't run through the top of the cap. Do not overdrive screws.

Apply adhesive as directed to your post cap.

If the top course ends with the screw hem attached: Place adhesive in each corner of the cap and secure.

Alternate adhesive points depending on your specific project.

If the top course of corners has the screw hems cut off: Face screw each piece 1" from the top so that the cap covers the screw heads. Place adhesive on inside cutouts as shown.


Ledgestone Column Wrap Outside Corners

Build out the necessary furring or substrate to install your corner pieces.

1.) Fur out the desired column to:

13 5/8" x 13 5/8"

Starter strips help create a level and great looking column design.

2.) Next, determine the height from the ground where the bottom of your faux column will be. Measure up 2 3/4" from the ground (often the base of the highest point of the floor) and strike a level line. Attach the top of your starter strip on this line. Then level and attach the starter strip on each face, stopping 2" from each corner.

Your faux stone corners will be numbered accordingly on the back.

3.)Each box contains four corners: 2 left hand (L-2, L-4) and 2 right hand corners(R-1, R-3). Two boxes are necessary per two courses. You’ll need to use 4 right hand pieces for the first course and 4 left hand pieces for the second course.

Dry fit corners your corners before installing using the following patter: R-1, R-3, R-1, and R-3. This will help lessen repetition and help to keep seams hidden on your finished product. Slide the pieces down onto the starter strip and attach them where indicated on the screw hem.

Installing your faux stone corners is an easy process.

4.) Each corner piece has 3 screw points on the long side and 2 on the shorter end. Be sure to use 5 screws per corner. Hold the bottom edge of the corner snug against the substrate while placing the screws to prevent over tightening. Be sure to also place 1 screw in the right shiplap of each piece. This will help prevent the bottom edge from “kicking out” and causing a gap.

Slide down and interlock your corners onto the previous course.

5.) Dry fit the next course of faux stone corners using pieces L-2, L-4, L-2, and L-4. Slide down pieces and attach as previously described.

Continue as needed until you reach your desired height.

6.) The next course uses the pieces labeled R-3, R-1, R-3, and R-1. This helps prevent pattern recognition for a more natural appearance. The fourth course will use L-4, L-2, L-4, and L-2. Continue to alternate as needed until the desired height is achieved.

Proper screw placement will help your pieces sit flush and look great.

Note to Installer: Do not over tighten the screws when attaching the corner pieces. If they are over tightened, the corner piece will "kick out" at the bottom creating a gap. Placing a screw in the right side tongue near the bottom will minimize this problem. Use caulk to fill the screw head and touch up kit paint for a professional finish.

Post caps will provide a finished look to faux column designs.

Installing the Post Cap The 18" Post Cap is designed to fit over the Ledgestone Column if the top course of corners ends with the screw hems attached or with the screw hems removed.

Screw Attachment: Drive one screw per side through the bottom lip of the cap all the way into the substrate. Be Careful to angle the Screws so they don't run through the top of the cap. Do not overdrive screws.

Apply adhesive as directed to your post cap for a strong hold.

If the top course ends with the screw hem attached: Place adhesive in each corner of the cap and secure.

Glue and face screw your cap into place is the screw hems were removed.

If the top course of corners has the screw hems cut off: Face screw each piece 1" from the top so that the cap covers the screw heads. Place adhesive on inside cutouts as shown.


Stacked Stone Column Wrap Outside Corners

1.) Fur out the desired column to

13 5/8" x 13 5/8".

2.) Determine the height above ground the bottom of the stacked stone corners should be. Measure up 2 ¾" from this point and strike a level line. Place the top of the starter strip on the line, stopping the strip 2" from each side of the corners edge.

3.) Each box of faux stone corners contains 2 left hand (L-2, L-4) and 2 right hand corners (R-1, R-3). Two boxes are needed per two courses. For the first course you will use four right hand pieces and the next course will use the four left hand pieces. This will help vary the design and hide seams.

Dry fit your corners in the order R-1, R-3, R-1, and R-3 to ensure proper placement. Slide down first course onto the starter strips and attach all pieces where indicated on the screw hem.

4.) When attaching the corners, there are three screw points on the long side of the corner and three on the shorter end. Be sure you use 6 screws per corner piece. Hold the bottom edge of the corner snug against the substrate while placing the screws to prevent over tightening. This will also help prevent the bottom edge from "kicking out".

5.) Before starting the next course of your faux column, dry fit the corner in the order L-2, L-4, L-2, and L-4 to ensure proper placement. You will then slide them down and attach them as previously described.

6.) The third course of faux stone corners should be placed in the order R-3, R-1, R-3 and R-1 to prevent pattern repetition. The fourth course will use the corners L-4, L-2, L-4, and L-2. Continue alternating course as needed until the desired height is achieved.

Note: Do not over tighten the screws when attaching the corner pieces. When over tightened, the corner piece will "kick out" at the bottom and create a gap. If the gap is present, pull the corners together to minimize the gap, then face screw through the female tongue, through the male base plate, and into the substrate. Use a 3" deck screw for this purpose. Use caulk to fill screw head and the touch up kit paint for a professional finish.

Installing the Post Cap The 18" Post Cap is designed to fit over the Stacked Stone Column if the top course of corners ends with the screw hems attached or with the screw hems removed.

Screw Attachment: Drive one screw per side through the bottom lip of the cap all the way into the substrate. Be Careful to angle the Screws so they don't run through the top of the cap. Do not overdrive screws.

If the top course ends with the screw hem attached: Place adhesive in each corner of the cap and secure.

If the top course of corners has the screw hems cut off: Face screw each piece 1" from the top so that the cap covers the screw heads. Place adhesive on inside cutouts as shown.


Random Rock Column Wrap Outside Corners

Build out the column substrate to the indicated size.

1.) Fur out the desired column to:

14 ¾" x 14 ¾"

Place your starter strips as directed for the best look.

2.) Determine the height above the ground that the bottom of the column should be. Measure up 2 3/4" from this point (often the base of the highest point of the floor) and strike a level line. Attach the top of the starter strip on this line. Level and attach starter strip on each face of the column, stopping 2" from each corner.

Check each corner piece for their corresponding numbers.

3.) Each box contains 2 left hand (L-2, L-4) and 2 right hand corners (R-1, R-3). 2 boxes are needed per 2 courses. Use 4 right hand pieces for 1 course and 4 left hand pieces for the next course. Dry fit corners R-1, R-3, R-1, and R-3. Slide down onto the starter strip and attach all pieces where indicated on the screw hem.

Insert screws in their indicated placement holes.

4.) To attach the corners, there are 3 screw points on the long side of the corner and 2 on the shorter end. Be sure to use 5 screws per corner. Hold the bottom edge of corner snug against the substrate while placing the screws to prevent over tightening of the screw hem. This prevents the bottom edge from kicking out.

Dry fit the next row of corner pieces and screw into place.

5.) Dry fit corners L-2, L-4, L-2, and L-4. Slide down and attach as previously described.

Continue installing your fake rock corners as needed until your each the desired height.

6.) For the next course use pieces R-3, R-1, R-3, and R-1 to prevent pattern recognition. Finally use corners L-4, L-2, L-4, and L-2 for the 4th row. Continue to alternate as needed until the desired height is achieved.

Add screws as recommended and do not over tighten them.

Note to Installer: Do not over tighten the screws when attaching the corner pieces. When over tightened, the corner piece will "kick out" at the bottom and create a gap. Placing 2 screws along the right shiplap tongue will help minimize any kick out. Be sure to place the screws on the edge of the tongue so they do not show in the grout line between corners. Use caulk to fill screw head and the touch kit paint for a professional finish.

Post caps give faux columns a professional looking touch.

Installing the Post Cap The 18" Post Cap is designed to fit over the Random Rock Column if the top course of corners ends with the screw hems attached.

Remove the landings as directed for a proper fit.

Adhesive Attachments:

  1. Place the cap on a soft surface to prevent marring the top of the cap.
  2. Using a chisel or carpenter's knife, remove the 4 corner landings.
  3. After the landings are removed, dry fit the cap to make sure it sits properly.
  4. Use adhesive on the 4 modified landing points to secure the cap.

Tips...

Be sure to follow and obey all safety rules and recommendations set forth by tool manufacturers. Always follow any, and all, local, state, and federal building codes.

Always comply with any specified clearances set forth by the manufactures of stoves, fireplaces, furnaces, and any other heat sources, as well.




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