We purchased a small cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina, It didn't have a fireplace only two small electric baseboard heaters. It would have been too costly to build a brick and mortar fireplace and could possibly have compromised the structural integrity of the deck and or house due to the close proximity of the mountain side of the exterior wall that I wanted to put the fireplace was on.
So as I researched faux stone I came across this website, I have put the other faux stone around the bottom of my lake house with metal mesh and mortar and it was a daunting task to puzzle together all of the pieces and brace them and took me months of weekends to finish…well I thought I would give faux panels a try, I am glad I did. Wow!! They were very easy to work with. I finished the faux panels in two days glue and screw. We loved them so much that we discussed covering our foundation and below our deck on the exterior with them.
These pictures do the panels no justice really. Everyone that visits raves about how awesome it is and asked who laid the stone work, I smile and say proudly, "me" :o)
Thanks Faux Panels for the awesome product!!!
Great look even closeup!
While I was not quite prepared for the amount of modification around the corners, I was pleased in how easy it was to carve the material with a utility knife, fill with mortar patch and paint. The inside edges of the firebox were able to be shaped and painted to look like the rest. Will use again for sure, planning exterior use on garage next.
TONS OF COMPLIMENTS!!!
This mailbox was the best purchase we've made in years. We started to have a stone mailbox made but saw this one and decided to try it. I've never received soooo many compliments. Even the mailman gave me a compliment! LOVE IT!
I have attached two pictures of small scenery projects my Brother-in-law has done so far with the scrap Panels and Beams we have given to him.
The first one is a Wall that he built with the “reject” (not routed) Carlton Panels and a section of a Hand Hewn Beam for the Children’s Play Alice in Wonderland. It is a Brick Wall for Humpty Dumpty to sit on. In the Interim of storing it, instead of placing it in the Attic, we felt it also worked just fine next to the Waterfall on the Pool (since it is so light and easy to just place there, and then just remove when it is needed for the Play).
The second Picture is a Fireplace that he built for the Play “Scenes From an Italian Restaurant”, which was done by building a Frame and then covering it with the leftover Regency Panels. He then used a section of the Tuscany Beam and just mitered it to actually go around the 3 sides of the Fireplace.
There will be many more projects to come, and many more pictures to come also. One or two of them will actually be for an upcoming Play in July. It is the Long Island Premier of “The Sting” (which I will actually be playing a role in).
This fireplace was painted white brick. The faux panels changes the whole look! Due to the uneven surface, application was tricky and its not "perfect" if you know what to look for. Unfortunately, I can't find a full face example for the before in the kitchen, but it does show the uneven surface of sump brick we had to go over. We added a juniper mantal to match our kitchens juniper table.
There had to be extra cuts due to venting for heatilator. Overall, it turned out great. It has a fault line, but it was only visible at the angle we took the picture and if you were looking for it. I do need to go around with the touch up paint you sent with kit. We will be using your product for the outside wall and some decorative outside accents as well.
Thanks very much for a great alternative product that mimics stone without the heavy weight or labor intensive and transport needs!
Here are some before and after pictures of the bar we built in our basement.
We decided to use faux panels after visting the website and reading all the wonderful testimonials and seeing all the beautiful pictures. We decided on the Wellington Dry Stack Earth color panels and we couldn't be happier with our decision! They have added a touch of the outdoors and a touch of originality to an otherwise fairly ordinary project. Everyone that visits our home comments on how amazing our bar looks and are shocked and amazed when we tell them about faux panels.
We will definitely be using faux panels again in the future.
Thank you for making such a wonderful product!
We are submitting these before and after pictures of a retaining wall in our pool area. We installed gray Nailon panels on the wall and could not be happier with the results. Before application, the retaining wall was unsightly and the paint would repeatedly peel. Now the wall is a centerpiece of beauty and sets off the area complimenting the deck.
The siding was applied as part of our weekend projects and was easy to install. We've had many compliments about how much this has added and improved the area that previously we were at a loss as how to renovate.
The front of my mobile home gets the most sun, and quickly fades the paint, particularly the brown. So my contractor suggested that we put faux panels on the front brown section, and with the warranty you offer, I would not have to worry about the fading and repainting for a very long time. I used the Nailon used brick.
Pictures are attached, and I think you will agree, it looks fabulous. I am so very happy with the results and have received many complements. I hope that you think it to be a good representative of your Faux Panels to use on your web site.
A VERY happy customer.
Hello. Here is my testimonial and pictures if you would like to post them on your website.
I love this product. It is very simple to work with and to install. My wife wasn't sure if she would like the faux stones before I started and by the time I was done, she loved it! The accent wall literally transforms our entire living room. The earth drystack stones give a "warmth" to the room that was missing before.
I'm sure I'll be using this product again in the future.
We were considering doing a faux stone fireplace as my husband has done this work on an outside of a home. When I started thinking about how we were going to do this inside,with all the dust, the time consuming process of getting all the stones to fit just right, the mortar clean up using muriatic acid, I started looking for another alternative.
Faux panels was the perfect solution. It was comparable to the other method in price, but allot LESS time consuming and no clean up. We were fearful even after receiving the samples, that the product would not look like real stone. Trust me as we are very particular about our home, this product looks very realistic and was very easy to work with. We used sanded chalk between the trim stones to give it the real mortared in look.
We did have an issue with some of the trim stones coming scuffed up but after working with faux panels customer service representative and our local paint expert, we were able to resolve this.
Our project turned out really well and we are very pleased with faux panels. From oak to stone, our fireplace has a more sophisticated look.