To whom it may concern,
We have received our cobblestone panels in good shape and they are the perfect color and match the rest of the house. Thanks to your informational web site it was easy to order and the fast delivery was great! Would recommend your site to whom ever would ask where we found our cobblestone.
Thank you again.
When I purchased my home a few years ago, I knew I wanted to make the media nook an accent wall. At first I tried to paint it a different color and hang the tv. It looked okay for a few months until I came across your website. I spent a lot of time looking at all the customer's submissions and realized this truly is a DYI project. I finally settle on the stacked stone panels I wanted and ordered them.
Shipping was quick and everything was very well packaged. There was no damage to any of the panels. The installation was extremely easy. The panels are simple to cut and hang. The drywall screws used to hold the panels up are completely hidden by the next panel. I used the grout and touch up kit to hide the seams. I also added 2 accent lights above the panels to light up the nook area at night.
Everyone that comes over to my house compliments me on the wall. Most people think it is real stone until they touch it. Your product holds up extremely well and it very easy to clean with the brush attachment on a handheld vacuum. My suggestion for people who are cutting the panels; hold a vacuum next to the area where you are cutting suck up all the shavings from the cut. Excellent product and I getting ready to do another wall.
Thank you SOOOO much Shari! You are the best! I am beyond relieved. So wonderful to know that the testimonials in regard to customer service were spot on. Thank you, thank you!
Well, it's nice that a company cares that much about customer service nowadays! We need more of you folks.
Thank you for being a part of something great and joining us in changing lives!
We chose this product as an alternative to actual stone installed by a Mason. The look we desired was accomplished in two afternoons of work (8-10) hours total at about 1/3 the cost. The panels are light and east to work with using common tools such as a circular saw, file, caulking gun and a cordless screw driver.
Faux Panel personnel were helpful and provided excellent customer service even calling us personally to discuss our needs. Our local contractor / builder stopped by to check it out and was amazed at how much it looked like actual stone.
What can I say...
You have been an amazing continual support to our team. This episode marks the beginning of it all!We could not do what we do without the support and dedication of generous people like you!!
I recently purchased and installed Nailon Stone Wall Plus Lewinston Crest Panels and would like to share my experience. We have a newly built home and in our community we are required to have no exposed basements walls. Rather than pay the $18,500 that our builder wanted to install a stone veneer, I independently went with another option with a much lower cost. Stone Panels.
This product was better than advertised! Installation was a breeze, and I am what you might say is a “do it your selfer” with no construction or carpentry experience. We had NO issues or setbacks during the installation. Cutting was easy (table saw). Everything locked in perfectly and the panels look great. Installation took a total of 3 work days for approximately 400 square feet of installation. We have had several compliments already and everyone says it looks just like real stone. The color is amazing, our house looks that much better, I saved a LOT of money with little effort and we could not be happier.
I just installed some light fixtures on the stairwell, and I just finished my first concrete countertop for the kitchen island. The faux panels have been a big hit, I used them for our stairwell in the entry way going down to the basement. I also used them to cover the island in the kitchen after joining an extra base cabinet.
It is strikingly different looking now. I think it turned out nice (we are very happy with it). I will also post a positive review online - thank you for your help and follow thru.
We received our order through Fedex this morning around 9:30 am. The package was not damaged, when we opened up the product we inspected it very carefully as suggested and found no faults. I must add that we were very pleased with what we found and would not hesitate to order further products from you if we need them. They were worth waiting for and we would recommend them to anyone. You do a good quality product.
Our summer project this year was an outdoor kitchen, a must in Southern Louisiana. We knew that we wanted it to have a rustic look with stone but this was strictly a DIY and we had no idea how to do real stone work not to mention the cost. I had seen some of your other products on a DIY TV show and decided to check out your entire product line online and found exactly what we wanted with the York Stacked Stone PVC siding in the Auburn Hills color. The siding cost plus required matching corners were well within our budget.
The siding arrived in a more than timely manner and was well packaged with the items suffering no damage in transit. We received exactly what we ordered and found the installation to be easy and straight forward. Our outdoor kitchen came out looking wonderful and all our friends and neighbors can’t believe how great and real the York Stacked Stone siding looks. We have other projects planned for the future and Fauxpanels is at the top of our list of needed supplies.
I thoroughly researched for a product that could effectively replace the metal skirting on my mobile home. Your product sounded perfect to suit my needs, so I purchased it. My friend and I installed it in 2 days and it looks fantastic. The instructions were very clear and any questions that I had prior to my purchase and after were handled efficiently by your customer care department.
I hated the metal skirting; not only because it wasn't substantial, but because it wasn’t aesthetically pleasing. My new faux brick random rock looks absolutely amazing. It's so sturdy and beautiful, was easy to cut and install, the shipment was prompt. My house has a whole new look.
Your faux brick was relatively inexpensive in both cost and labor and made such a HUGE difference. My only regret is that I didn't do this years ago. I LOVE your product and would highly recommend it to everyone.
I've been redecorating, up-dating and structurally improving a veritable wreck of a house I bought 12 years ago during my prolonged divorce. I did pretty intensive study and research before first calling your company to obtain samples, and, most recently, to place an order.
I've lived at lumber yards, on the phone with suppliers, and in home improvement stores for the past two years. I am literally crowing to every person patient enough to hear me out about the extraordinary customer service I received when I called Fauxpanels and spoke with Shari. Not only did she go back and forth to your consulting builder with the "iffy" measurements the contractor gave me, she gave me peace of mind from her depth of knowledge and also knowing when to consult with the "hammer and nails" guy.
Customer service has gone down the toilet in our era of "press this # if" automation and outsourcing to cheap labor countries whose populations speak a sort of English, maybe. But not at your company. My experience with Fauxpanels was like dealing with a long-trusted neighborhood vendor.
Customer service has been my career for the past 30 years. As executive director of a consulting company, my groups set up customer contact centers all over the globe. I only wish we had had your Shari to serve as a paragon example of exactly how to fulfill and exceed all the elements that are benchmarks for world-class customer service.
All too often customer service is viewed as a corporate cost and overhead wallet drain. Your entire corporation is to be commended and congratulated that this is obviously NOT the case at Fauxpanels, and your executives need to hear this. They need to hear that the front-line people like Shari are the real life-blood of your corporation. And I can personally assure you that people like Shari are not only rare, but they are the best ambassadors anyone could want for their company.
I do hope you will share my sentiments and praise with your executives. I'm quite sure they hear all of the escalated complaints, but I am also sure they don't hear escalated thanks and accolades as often as are deserved.
I loved working with your product designing this room. It was such an easy way to transform a 2nd floor loft in our studio into something extraordinary. It’s made for a beautiful set here at FOX5 in Las Vegas and our celebrity artists are blown away by what they see.
Thanks for all of your help and great customer service!
Attached are photos of my home bar renovation project which shows how our lower level bar looked prior to installing the faux stone panels and after the transformation! Not only was it very easy to install, but the end result was outstanding! I thought you would appreciate the final result.
Wonderful product with excellent customer service!
I have attached before and after pictures of a small project that I did using your Novi dry stack siding panels. My basement wall had in its past had some oily residue from either a wood preservative or some type of insecticide placed on its surface. This prevented any type of masonry coating from adhering to the surface.
After many attempts at painting or coating this wall over the years I decided to try putting a Faux stone face on this wall. After an internet search I found your website and have been very happy with your products and the customer service that I received from your staff. These panels were installed by using treated firing strips Tapconned onto the wall. This job went well with satisfying results, and should last for years.
I'd like to submit a review & photos of my completed project. I was able to complete this entire project alone. It took me a while to get started because I'm a procrastinator. :-). I've had my 1st party & my family, friends & neighbors absolutely love it! The product was very easy to work with.
I would definitely recommend it to an intermediate "do it yourself person" who is comfortable with using a jig saw, drill, construction adhesive & measuring tape. TIP: cutting should be done outside of home due to dust debris unless your cutting tool has an attached vacuum.
We really love the new appearance your panels made to the front of our house. So far all we have heard is comments on how great the job looks. It isn't perfect as I am not a carpenter but took my time and was very pleased with the out come.
Thanks for your assistance with the project.
We are very pleased with the Faux Panels that we used in our new addition. We used it on the fireplace and it's certainly the focal point of the room. Everyone that has seen it is amazed that it is not real stone.
It was the first time that the contractor had used the faux panels. He was impressed by the ease of application and how nice it looked when the project was done. Not only did it eliminate the need to hire a mason, but it alleviated a lot of weight on the cantilever of the great room.
So happy with the results. The company is amazing to work with and they stand behind their product! I definitely recommend Faux Panels to anyone who wants to add class to a house inside or out!
These panels were just what I needed to complete the desired look of my kitchen without the hefty price tag. The faux stone perfectly compliments the wood in my log cabin. I am a beginning DIYer and this only took a few hours to install, I would HIGHLY recommend this product to all skill levels.
Thank you FauxPanels.com
Here are some pictures of what we did with the panels. We made a box planters / divider wall coming out from the house, put lights on the walkway side, and also used rope lights inside the planters so the light shines through the plants at night. Everyone thinks it’s amazing.
Working with this materials was a breeze. Used a jig saw with a fine tooth blade and it makes easy cuts that do not get away on you. We also never used glue or nails or screws to hold panels together. All panels are attached with stainless steel springs. Since the walls are only a foot thick I used one spring on the inside and connected it to the outside wall so they can flex all they want in any weather.
I made the framing out of 2x3s and made it all in one afternoon .It was such an enjoyable project to do. I got all these crazy ideas for the backyard. Anyways thanks for the hospitality of dealing with you people. Also the shipping was amazingly fast, like three days. Thanks again!
Your selections floored me. The Regency Stacked Stone “Everscape” looks as though it was dug out of my back yard in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. AND the Norwich Kentucky Dry Stack is a close second. I started in the construction industry in 1978 and at the end of my career I was the Manager of Land Acquisitions for a $12B national builder. The last 10 years we built 30,000 homes +/- in Northern Virginia/DC Metro region.
I very familiar with the use of cultured stone and lately “AirStone” for interior applications but your product blows them a way as far as ease of application, “fool-proof-ness” and final results. Look forward to using your product and I have already flipped your website address to my construction contact list.
We decided to add a fireplace into our home and were going to use an electric insert. Having had troubles with the initial insert being broken, we wanted to make sure we were able to get in and fix or replace the fireplace should any other problems occur. That is when I came up with the idea for a removable face that allows us to get behind the fireplace and work on whatever is necessary. We knew we wanted ledge stone and after much research we came upon your product. It seemed to be the best solution for allowing the face to come off without weighing too much or be necessary to make multiple removable sections.
We ordered a sample piece and were pleasantly surprised at how real the stone looks. After seeing how easy it would be to cut we decided to order the panels. We decided to place our fireplace in the corner so we started by peeling back the carpet and making a base for the hearth and to set the insert on. After this we built the frame for the insert and the removable face. The backing is a 1/4" sheet of plywood with two 2x4 vertical braces on the back for rigidity. To allow for removal, I placed five gate latches on the back to set the face firmly in place. We used natural stone for the hearth and scrap pieces of this stone at the sides of the insert to cover the backing of the panels. The other edges of the panels are then 45'd to the wall. I set the top part of the panels first to allow for a finished edge at the top of the insert, since I could take the panel off to place the lower pieces on later. The mantle is a piece of 1x12 oak with an oak crown molding mounted on the bottom side. This slides under the bottom of the upper drywall wall, allowing it to lock into place and appear finished.
When we need to get into the back, the mantle slides out, the gate latches get undone, and the panel is then able to be lifted out of the way. The panel weighs only a few pounds, but appears in its finished state to be solidly built into the wall. Thank you for your product and the ease with which it can be installed. Due to this product we were able to have a solid stone look, without the hassle of having to tear it back out should anything go wrong.
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.
Our Restaurant was established back in the 1920s. We have owned it for about 35 years. We wanted to update to a more Modern Rustic Look so our customers would feel welcomed and more relaxed feel. Yes, we started our remodel October 2012 and are about 95% done. We do have more of your panels to install on another wall at the counter. We installed the panels ourselves and it was very easy, No Problems. We wanted to use your panels so it would speed up the time for install plus a lot less mess and weight. We done our renovation in 6 days, that was being closed of course. It all took about 6 hours to install the panels.
We found you by searching the net and stumbled upon you, we were so glad we did. Everyone thinks its real stacked stone and they can't believe it’s a faux product. The response has been overwhelming. We have had many many people wanted your address and phone number so they can order themselves. To sum it up in a nutshell, Beautiful, High Quality, Easiest of Install.
We received our Faux Norwich Sierra Brown Dakota Stonewall Panels the end of the week, worked on installing it in a lower cabinet below the TV over the weekend and by Monday we had finished the installation of our fireplace, faux panel and our mantel in our motor home. We wanted to have a fireplace in our motor home and save money by doing it ourselves. Also we'd never seen a motor home with a stone fireplace like we wanted.
We built the mantel ourselves from some scrap wood we had, sanded and stained it to complement the colors in the stone. In order to prevent us from making a mistake cutting the stone, we made a paper pattern first with our measurements written on it. We built a frame for the fireplace so it wouldn't move when the motor home was traveling. Following the paper pattern, we cut and installed the stone and fireplace. Those who have seen it, have said "Wow, it looks so real". It has become the centerpiece of our motor home, making it feel like a cabin instead of a motor home.
It's Chris Potter from the TV show "Design Star" . You helped us out a ton last winter with the stone for our set. I told you I would get you pictures, and now here they are. The network wouldn't give them to me until after the show finished it's run.
Thanks again! It's always a pleasure to work with you and your team. And your great products.
Hi, I finally installed the last panel,and quess what, it's super I love it. Nice product. To me it looks like a million bucks. I will keep you in mind if I have future applications for this product.
We recently received our order, and I was pleasantly and impressed with the quality of your product. I ordered the Norwich Colorado stacked stone in the Earth color and the product and color is perfect, exactly what I expected. Attached is a picture of our gorgeous new room.
Thank you for making a durable and beautiful product that is easy to install and looks fabulous.
I love the service you provide! Seriously, you have made the purchase extremely enjoyable and you have built up so much trust, that I am telling all my friends and neighbors about you and your company.
Tina is your gal! Thanks for everything and we did have a fabulous fourth!
I spent hours of web surfing before I came to your web site, which I am very glad I did. Your product at the time in my eyes was definitely Superior to all others. I especially liked the abundance of choices you have to offer your customers. After purchasing Faux Panel, I can now truly say "YOU HAVE A AWESOME PRODUCT!" And I can not say enough about your companies exceptional customer service and support group! Thank you!
What brought us to buy Faux Panels was the purchase of our new home. We immediately wanted to start making little changes to make it ours, so we started with the interior. We choose to give the Family Room/Great Room a new face lift. What better room to start from, as this is where we would be spending most of our time. We decided to choose the Wellington Dry Stack (Earth) for our project. I made a few sketches of how I wanted the room to look... and jumped in with a very skilled friend of mine to start the project. Your product was very easy to work with and truly looks like real stone once up on the wall. I get many complements on our room thanks to your product!.
Here are the pictures of our New Family Room. We were extremely pleased with the outcome. I hope you guys at Faux Panel enjoy seeing how your products has a positive impact on peoples lifes! We will enjoy many years of movie nights and parties here with our friends.
Thanks again for your wonderful product, service and support!
I received my new panels this morning. I’ve only opened three of the fifteen boxes, but the panels from those three boxes look absolutely perfect! I can’t wait to get my wall/fence built. Once I’ve done that, I’ll send you pictures. Thanks to you and your team for the extra work it took to get this right!
We love the faux stone panels! Please see attached before and after photos of our fireplace.
I have been meaning to get these photos to you for the past couple of months. Needless to say we are very pleased the way the stone work turned out. We designed and built the artwork over the baptistery. Its 1/2” computer routed acrylic edge lit with LED lights. I figured you might like to see our innovation on the stone work in front of the pulpit.
I accomplished this by vertically routing the back of the panels on 3” center with a ½” wide route line. I cut the panel within about 1/8” of the rear stone surface – in other words about ½ way through the panel without cutting through the lowest part of the stone joints. This way I was bend about 1" of material instead of 2". Then I put the panels in the warming oven in the church kitchen (don’t tell the ladies) for about 30 minutes. The oven only goes to 180 degrees and I believe the panels were probably 110 – 120 degrees when I bent them. I bent them by securing the female end of the panel again the floor at the wall and then just applying gradual pressure. They bent easy with no distortion. Thanks for your produce.
We used Regency Stack Stone "Earth" color from www.fauxpanels.com for our new and improved fireplace. We ordered a sample first to test the color and design and we fell in love with it. We then ordered many panels which took about 3 weeks as we live in Canada and my husband put it together in a week. It was step by step easy and anyone can do it.
The company itself and their consultants were very helpful, courteous and always there to answer any of our questions.
Our new fireplace has transformed the entire look and feel of our main floor and our family's cannot stop talking about it. They all said: Magazine house...I love this! My house needs an Extreme Makeover Vasso & John Edition...NOW! Wow! Next project... using the same beautiful panel for the exterior of our home. Can't wait until it's done. Thank you Faux Panels for everything! You have changed our lives!
I am very pleased with the final outcome of the Faux Panels on our home. People walking by always compliment how the house looks now, and even contractors have come by to see your materials.
Everyone thinks its real stone....... and that's exactly what I want to hear.
A great product, endless selections to choose from, and the staff is very pleasant to deal with.
I cant wait to use this for applications with my sign business next!
We run an online digital die cut company and when it comes time to showcase our products, we don't settle for mediocre. We currently use FauxPanels as backdrops and sometimes even surfaces for our product photography. Why spend so much time creating a beautiful product and then shooting it on sub-par backdrops. There are a number of companies that sell "printed" canvas backdrops that feature wood patterns, stones etc. The problem is the lack of texture and realism. Unlike the canvas option, FauxPanels give our photo shoots added dimension because they are dimensional! The look and feel of Faux Panels are second to none and the photographs speak for themselves.
Thank you for helping our site stand out. Our photography is one of the reasons we are at the top of our industry and we partially owe it to FauxPanels.
Enclosed are two photos of a project I just completed using your Oxford Old World Brick Panels. This wine cellar is in the basement of my 90-year-old home. The room (which already existed) is 4 1/2 feet deep by 6 feet wide. I was hoping to achieve a nice visual effect with a mix of materials: wood, tile and brick.
I found your panels easy to work with. I cut it rather close on the quantity I ordered and found myself doing some piecing together at the end but you'll be hard-pressed to see where. Because the room is cement block construction and I applied cement board over that, glueing then screwing the panels in place was not feasible. So I undertook the tedious task of just gluing them in place but also bracing each panel until the glue cured.
Thanks for producing such a versatile product. Now to fill it with wine!
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!
Looking at the current projects listed on your website gave us some general ideas on how to use the Stack Stone, but we knew we wanted more than just a stone wall placement. We decided to go with keystones and trim blocks outlining the windows in the placement you see in the pictures as well as adding a ledge stone. Using Autodesk Cad we designed the blocks and keystones and juggled their placement on the computer before finally deciding on how they should go. This was a tremendous advantage as it allowed us to financially see how much the entire project would cost with each new design. It also allowed use to minimize the amount of blocks that would require cutting before mounting them.
Once we knew our design, we ordered our materials, making sure to order extra caulk in all the shades available per the sites recommendations as well as touch up paint. Everything arrived as scheduled, in good condition and well packaged. The installation of the stone panels and the ledger stone was every bit as easy as the site says. Leaving a 1/4 inch gap between the stack stones and the blocks and key stones was vital so as to allow us to install a nice caulk/grout line between the two.
Cleaning up the caulk between the stones was a little trickier, but a wet cloth while the caulk was fresh was vital. After drying, we used the matching touch up kit to cover any remaining residue of caulk on both the stone panels and the ledge stone. Next we put in the blocks and keystones, plugged the installation holes with a touch of the same caulk we used to grout between the stones and then let everything dry. We also used a touch up paint to cover the cut edge of the stones that required altering, and then when we added the caulk between the blocks, the cuts just disappeared. Using a touch up paint, we then covered the mounting screw heads and any place the dark caulk had gotten onto the stone panels.
Overall, we are very pleased with the way the project turned out. The material is very, very realistic looking as you can see by the picture and very impressive when installed according to the sites instructions. Thanks for making such a great project.
I just love my stone wall. I have been wanting a stone wall for a while now but, due to the fact stone is so heavy and would need the floor supported for the weight just never did it. When I saw this product on line I thought this would be a good answer for us.
My husband completed the job in three days, along with adding a wall fireplace. Everyone loves the new look. He did a great job, and we found the product to be very believable. We used cobblestone, in harvest. I would recommend the product, and the company.
Our log home in Northern Michigan has been under construction for the past 8 years. We have noticed to much wood on the exterior of the house and thought we should break it up with some rock or stone. We were going to go with cultured stone but do to the weight of the real stone and the possible damage of our new standing seamless steel roof we found Faux Panels. We decided to go with the Oxford tan stone wall panels to put a new face on our chimney.
We were very impressed with the durability, the irregular stone look, which gave a more rustic look to the home that we were looking for. The panels were very easy to work with and simple to install. Our home is built on a hillside in which three sides of the home has large decks. We are so pleased with the way the chimney turned out, next year we are going to use Faux tan stacked stone panels and caps to stone panel all the post columns of our decks.
Thank you Faux Panels for such an easy to work with great product!
I've finished my project finally using your awesome product. I'm becoming an expert at installing this stuff! lol I've attached a zip file of some before and after photos of this latest project in hopes that you might be able to use them.
Great new video by the way, I just watched it.
Thanks so much for everything.
Our boring living room was begging for a focal point, and your faux panels helped bring my vision to life! With a quick rearranging of furniture and the addition of an electric fireplace beautifully set off by a tall (faux!) river rock chimney, our living room now boasts character and style. The material arrived promptly, was easy to use, and made our weekend project a great experience!
I'm so pleased with the last project, I'm already looking forward to the next. I will be sure to shop fauxpanels.com again! Thanks for a great product and offering so many fantastic styles to choose from!
Fantastic update to dated office building. After much research, my husband and I decided to try this product on the 35 year old office building we were remodeling for my clinic. We were pleased with how easily it went up, compared to traditional stone, and how much more realistic it looked than the cheap vinyl brands. The corner pieces locked together to create an ideal solution for the ugly gas lines going up the back of the building as well. So far we have had nothing but complements on the look of the new clinic. Thank you for the excellent product!
Oh, and the extra pieces left over from the cuts? Our friend that helped us with the remodel is taking them home to make a castle playhouse for his daughter. How awesome is that?
I had a very boring white side wall under my covered bar on my pool deck. I ordered and easily installed the River Rock panels in gray. In two evenings, I completed the project.
Now the wall is the highlight of the pool deck bar. It's looks so real. You cannot find the seams in the panels. Everyone says it looks great! We love the way it turned out and we're so glad we ordered the Faux Panels.
Looks beautiful! Just like real stone.
The stone turned out beautiful and was worth every penny. Installation was pretty easy and the purchase process is very easy to navigate and helpful. Customer service was proactive and also very helpful. Picking the color online was a little difficult but it was as true as can be expected and did not disappoint.
Here's a couple pics of our home project this summer featuring your panels. We are extremely satisfied with your product and we've had many compliments and inquiries about your panels.
Our project was the addition of an outdoor kitchen to an area between our patio and detached garage. As such, we had some unique challenges related to the outdoor setting. While I planned a small "shed roof" over the counter area, and the remainder of the counter and BBQ grill would be sheltered under our existing patio cover, a small portion of the area would remain exposed to rainfall and needs a drain under the new kitchen cabinets. Therefore, I designed the cabinets to sit on adjustable height stainless steel "feet" which would hold the cabinet bases up off the patio and allow rain water to drain under the cabinets and also allow us to level the cabinets & countertops despite the fact that the patio is sloped 1 to 2 degrees to facilitate drainage. As such, using actual masonry to cover the cabinets would now be out of the question. Only FauxPanels would provide the look of masonry yet allow us to leave the required gap beneath the bottom row of "stone" and the ground to afford the patio to drain off below the cabinets.
The cabinet frames were built using Armour Wood® – a real-wood, pressure-treated product that minimizes the movement of moisture through the wood, which is associated with shrinking and swelling. Armour Wood® features an alkyd-based primer that adds an extra degree of protection from the elements. And it's safe for children and pets. I ripped the planks to 2-1/2" widths to be used as stiles and rails and fastened them using the Kreg Jig pocket joinery system to a base of 3/4" outdoor plywood. I then faced and backed the assembled cabinet frames with 1/4" plywood and laid a top substrate of 3/4" plywood to lend additional support for the granite countertops. All materials for the cabinets and the shed roof cost just under $500.
Next, we installed the faux panels ($838.43). All panels were cut with a circular saw or table saw. Inside corner cuts were cleaned up with a jig saw. I designed the panel locations on the fly as well, simply working with whatever piece may have been in my hand at the time. It was so incredibly easy. After cutting a panel to size, I'd zig zag a bit of construction adhesive to the backside, stick it in place and throw a couple sheetrock screws in to hold the panels until the glue set. The Wellington Drystack Earth panels pattern afforded me the ability to start and stop, and patch & piece panels as needed. The seams aren't even noticeable and I never even tried to "line up" the drystack patterns. I simply started with any exposed edges and placed the finished ends of each panel where they would be seen FIRST. Then I filled in spaces between by cutting panel pieces to match the odd shape left between panels. When all sides were completely covered with FauxPanels, I started in with the caulk on all seams. I personally found that the caulk provided by FauxPanels was of an undesirable consistency and color. After picking up some TEC Invision 10.5 Oz. Terrain Ready-to-Use sanded caulk from my local Lowe's store, I went back to work sealing all seams. I don't think it took me more than a couple hours of squeezing and smearing and the finished result was a thing of beauty.
I then installed the appliances. We've owned the BBQ grill for more than ten years (so it cost us $0) but we still think it's a better built unit than what they sell at home improvement stores so I simply cut the wheels off the legs and built it into my kitchen cabinets, added a drop-in side sear burner from HomeDepot.com ($168) and a huge 30" sink with commercial sprayer faucet from Overstock.com ($700) and a 4.5 cu ft refrigerator from Lowes ($289). I left a couple spaces empty where I'll come back and install a drawer dish washer and under counter ice maker when my home improvement spending account recovers a bit.
After the local bath and kitchen company installed the granite countertop ($1,525), the finished product was a thing of real pride. What an incredibly easy, fast project. Why did I wait so many years before tackling this project? The difference was Faux Panels. Once I watched the videos and blogs at FauxPanels.com, I knew this was the product that would allow me to build our outdoor kitchen project.
So I was able to knock this project out for a hair over $4,000. And that's $4,000 we would certainly get back (and then some) if we were to ever sell the house. The FauxPanels cost less than 20% of the project budget but made 100% of the difference in the project's success!
Thank you, FauxPanels for an EXCELLENT product, super website and friendly, personable support people. You truly made this project possible and the results are fantastic!
Thank you so much for your support and donation of the faux wall panels. Everyone on set loved them and wanted to take them home for their kids to play with. More importantly, they were awesome in the shots we used them in. The color was PERFECT for the close up we needed with a long lens.
I've attached three pictures, two displaying the use of the paneling, and the third showcasing my cast and crew on the second day of our four day shoot. Everyone involved was there for free, donating their old 1950's cars, their time, their catering abilities, anything and everything under the sun in order to make the shoot a success. Your paneling was the icing on the cake. We clipped into into stand, propped it up with the ladder, and had a very tight shot on it with a shallow depth of field. It looks amazingly real.
Thank you so, so much!
We literally had people driving up to our house to look and touch the product. Said it was the most realistic looking faux stone they had ever seen. I highly recommended the company. The product arrived in great condition and it is easy to cut and trim. I would definitely purchase a second time. As you can see, our house is still a work in progress but adding the faux stone has given new life to a nice old 70s ranch.
Extremely easy to install and the seams worked out perfect to give a real brick look.
After using this product for the first time I was surprised at the ease of the installation and being a former Mason I was impressed with the way it looked, like a real brick panel wall. I recommend this product to anyone who is looking to get the look of a brick panel wall at a fraction of the cost and installed in less than a day.
I was very skeptical of the FAUX products at first. I was planning an interior wall project with real stone veneer and came across the Faux Panel website. I ordered a bunch of samples and pleasantly surprised of the real look and feel. I chose the stacked stone and ordered all the supplies for install right from the web site. The folks there are very knowledgeable and friendly (especially Jessica who was very helpful with how much material needed etc...).
I purchased the Norwich Colorado Stacked Stone Earth Panels for a media room in our home. The installation was incredibly easy, I completed the wall in about 6 hours, and the finished product is far beyond what I expected.
We had multiple friends and family members come through our home over the holiday and everyone that saw the room was absolutely amazed. They did not believe that the panels were “faux” and refused to believe that it wasn’t real stone until they actually felt the wall. My father who is a retired stone mason, was astonished at the finished product and couldn’t believe it when I told him that it was a faux panel.
For anyone out there that may be reluctant about ordering a faux panel, do not hesitate ordering this product! You will not be disappointed.
Thanks to you, I was finally able to change my entire living room’s look! Your panels are amazing and we are very happy with the results!
The installation was really easy and very fast – the entire project took us less than a day to finish. The only hard time we had was to make the choice of which panels to order because we like them all.
My family is very excited about the new look of the living room and we are looking forward to having our friends over. I am sending Before and After pictures to show off my living room’s new look and I definitely will recommend your product to all my relatives and friends.
Thanks again and keep up the good job guys!
After finishing a big exterior project, I had a few Regency stacked stone (Earth color) panels left, so I decided to cover one interior wall in our dining room.
Installing the boards was very easy, even working alone. The fact that they are so light helped a lot, especially when installing panels 10 ft. from the floor.
One key thing is to make sure the panels are level, because even slight steps from one panel to the next means that the next row will show a substantial gap, and it won't look that nice. If you end up with a small step, you can trim off a little bit of material from one of the panels (do it on the one which will not show off) so that they end up leveled.
The product went up easy and looks great! I love this product and would highly recommend it.
Ordering - would recommend ordering samples to get the color and style you would like - they rebate you your sample costs when you order. It does take awhile to make your order, so make sure you understand it takes 6-8 weeks from when you order.
Installation - I would recommend a good table saw if planning to make many cuts. The touch up paint comes in handy as well and looks great - a little trick is to use the texture caulk and paint over it in areas where there is a lot of foam showing.
I had many people walk past my house and tell me it looks great and they could not tell it was not stone.
Wanted to send you a snapshot of the specialty dog barn that was constructed using your product. Because my customer had a neighborhood covenant requiring all out-buildings to look like his existing home (even a dog house) we used your Oxford panels to make the dog's home look like his masters! Very impressed with the quality and ease of installation and I look forward to using this product on other small out-buildings that I produce. Your customer service was outstanding.
Here you go!
Looks beautiful and we have received many compliments :)
Thanks so much for all your help!
This past summer I purchased your Carlton Sierra Sand Cobblestone Panels to use as skirting on our park model log sided trailer that we have parked at a campground here in Western PA. Below you will see the before and after pictures. The wife & I are very pleased with the finished project. We have received many compliments from all the resident campers and we continue to receive compliments from weekend traveling campers week after week.
I have given out many of your pamphlets and cards as when the people see this they all like it.
I would hope that you use my pictures on your web site and pamphlets, as I could not find any of your panels used as skirting on any trailers when I was shopping on your web site and requesting the samples. After several calls to your customer service people about your product and seeing the samples, I was able to come up with the proper way to install your panels on my trailer.
I Thank all your employees for they're help with all my questions as I was deciding which panels to use and how to properly install them. We are very satisfied customers and I continue to highly recommend your panels.
We ordered the Old World Faux Brick to go with the Mountain Chalet we are restoring. We have a new wood stove and needed to have "brick" behind it for the "chimney" look where we vented the stove pipe. There was already red brick on the floor and the Old World Faux Brick goes great with the existing floor brick.
You can see where we have an electric outlet, the outlet looks as if the brick was laid originally and the outlet installed at that time. The Faux brick is so easy to work with, from the cutting of the faux brick to the installing, super easy. The tongue and groove wood inside of the chalet goes very well with the faux brick and the "chimney" area, the entire wall looks wonderful, better than we had hoped.
We did not think before we began to take the before pictures, but let me just say, there was an ugly paneling on this wall that did nothing for the chalet, but now, wow! Absolutely awesome.
We are very pleased with the prompt shipment of the requested material, the quality of your product and how easy it is to install. As you can see on the picture and the order it was a very small job and was done in a about 1 1/2 hr.
We are very impressed with your product and company. We will recommend this to our friends and neighbors. Thanks again.
As the pics show, we installed our Cambridge panels below our bar which is off our kitchen. The wall turned out GORGEOUS (we get so many compliments) and the install was easy. We're doing our fireplace next to mirror the kitchen bar.
A few things to note would be as follows:
1. Use a properly sized saw...small ones won't cut it (pardon the pun) as the panels are quite large.
2. We wish that FauxPanels offered outlet covers that matched ALL of the panels they offer...we had to get creative for our cover to make it look proper.
3. Finally, Be sure to order the textured caulk they offer online. We didn't do so thinking we could obtain something similar at our local DIY store but you CANNOT! The touch up work is all about the texture of the product your using and not necessarily using the exact matching paint color.
Regardless, the learning curve is totally worth the end result!!! We strongly recommend these to anyone!! Thx, FauxPanels!!!
What can i say you have been an amazing continual support to our team. This episode marks the beginning of it all! The Cambridge White Brick panels looked amazing in "The Paris room"! We could not do what we do without the support and dedication of generous people like you
We are writing to express our sincere appreciation for all that you and your company contributed to the Beach family's new home. It impresses us beyond words that in this economy you came on board to make a difference.
The Oxford Rustic Barn Wood panels that were added to the "Tree Fort" room were the perfect finishing touch!
We could not do what we do without the support and dedication of generous people like you. Together, we made the impossible, possible!
Thank you for being a part of something Great and joining us on changing lives!
Very easy to install. Everyone thinks it's real stone. The only giveaway is when you touch it. It's not cold like real stone would be but the look and the texture are great. In my opinion it's a little pricey but I haven't found anything else out there like it.
Here are before and after photos of our country home transformation. You can see that we covered boring, gray cinder block with the faux panels Regency. It took us awhile to "get the hang of it" but once we did we worked hard and got most of the project done in a day and 1/2. With the leftover pieces we are going to cover more cinder block on the back porch area.
Thank you for your attentive assistance, it was important to our success.
The Regency Potomac Stacked Stone was very easy to order and install, (I am stay at home mom with no carpentry training). The people at fauxwood/fauxstone were very helpful during the ordering and after with any installation questions I had. The only problem I had was trying to choose the type of stone and color I wanted, because of the large selection. I wanted something that would look natural to our area in New York yet get rid of the horrible stucco and help our cookie cutter raised ranch stand out. They helped me figure out what would work well, and it sure does look great. My elderly neighbor across the street says people keep stopping in the middle of the road to look at our house. I had some left over so I put it on the face of my entry stairs. I love the overall results
The installation was done in a rented apartment to "frame" a living room picture window having a very nice view of a wooded area. The decision was made not to use any glue so "damage" to the original apartment wallboard is minimized upon removal.
A total of twelve panels were installed over a period of two days (3 hours per day). The installation process was straight forward and was done by a marine engineer/pipefitter. A baseboard heater and two duplex receptacles had to be accommodated. The panels were cut after measurements by using a jig saw. The panels were mounted to the existing wallboard with 1-1/2" outdoor-rated woodscrews. The key to doing the job correctly is contained in the old expression "measure twice, cut once".
A total of only 27 screws were used for the entire job and no glue and no caulking was used (4 tubes of caulk were purchased just in case).
The detail of the paneling design makes it very difficult to see the dull heads of the recessed screws and the paneling seams are also nearly invisible - even though no caulking was used. The seams and screws are only visible very close to the wall.
The results are very impressive and worth every dollar of the price and all the installation time.
This is the outdoor kitchen I built in my Lanai. I had no plans except what was in my head and basically planned it step by step as I went along. I built the frame of PT lumbar and used exterior grade 3/4 inch plywood for the sides and under the porcelain countertop. Stainless steel T-Nuts were used on the bottom of the frame with four in the front and four in the back. This was it could be leveled and it would kept the wood from contacting the concrete pad.
I was very pleased with the appearance of the stacked stone faux panels. I had no room for error and one bad cut and I would not have enough panels. Needless to say, I had to think every cut out very carefully.
I mitered the corners with a circular saw with no straight edge,so extreme patience was required. The corners were then caulked with your caulk as were the holes left from the deck screws. I tried to put all deck screws in the beige as the caulk matched perfectly and no painting was required. I did have to paint the corners which took a little practice and blending of the three matching colors that I purchased from your company.
Everyone that has seen the final project has been very impressed and want me to build them one. Unfortunately they cannot affored my labor rates. ha ha. I too am very pleaseed but most importantly my wife is happy!
By the way note how the TV, seen in a couple of the pictures, is attached mounted on an umbrella stand. I used a galvanized chain link fence post to attach the TV to the stand and then concrete screws to attach rollers to the bottom of the stand. I can roll where ever I want while cooking or watching football from within the hot tub. Maybe you should build these and see them, if you do don't forget me. lol. I am also proud of the cover I made for the stove top. Seems sometimes the little things can give just as much self satisfaction despite their simplicity.
However, your panels made everything possible. Thanks for a great product.
Attached are Before and After pictures of a very successful project. Thank you for the materials and informative website. The material was surprisingly easy to cut and install. We're very happy with the end result.
These Norwich faux panels are very easy to work with. I got my project done in a half a day, working by myself. Thank you, FauxPanels, for such a great design!
We are writing to thank you for the incredible service that we recently received. During our order process we spoke with 3 different staff in person and each was very helpful and genuinely interested in our project. The website is fantastic and we referred to it often. Ordering was very easy and the product was shipped promptly and surprised us by arriving 3 weeks earlier than expected! Installation of the panels was very easy and the faux rock looks great – we have had many compliments on it. We are thrilled as we have not been able to source river rock panels here in Canada.
Let us start by saying, we couldn’t be happier with your product and the look that was achieved; just as we imagined it. Enclosed are the before and after photos. I spoke with someone from customer service on August 18th, 2010 and she asked that we send them via email.
Here is the new Mailbox that we just completed yesterday. We used the Wellington Earth Dry Stack Wide Column to make the body of the mailbox. Then we used on of your Wide Column Caps for the top.
The project was small but made a big difference in the overall look, as you can see from the before and after pictures.
Thank you for all your help! Here are my before and after pics.
We just finished installing the Nailon Stone Wall panels on 2 framed chimneys. We have attached before and after photos of the project. The panels were straightforward to install and we are very pleased with the realistic result. One of my biggest concerns with using real stone was placing that much weight on our roof trusses. The low weight of your product allows this application without having to go through the expense and aggravation of involving engineers and architects. We are now considering using the same panels on the front exterior of the house, under the porch shown in the pictures. The panels are just thin enough to slide behind the trim flange on the windows, which would be difficult if not impossible with most other products.
Overall, we agree with many comments we read online. Your customer service is well beyond today's standards, there were no surprises with the product we received or the installation process, and the website has a tremendous level of detail that sets it apart from any other product we have used during a major addition/renovation. There simply weren't many questions left unanswered after reviewing your website.
I have a room in my house where I collect things that would have been found in the hall or private chambers of a well-to-do Anglo-Saxon noble in the Anglo-lord (England) of the "Dark Ages," in particular to me, the 10th & 11th centuries.
The room I'm doing is paneled in dark rough wood, put there by the people who owned the house probably in the 70's. Even the ceiling is this paneling and 2 sections framing the window were wallpaper. I wanted to put stone on these 2 sections. The wood is perfect as the Saxons used wood for homes, some say they believed homes needed to be wood because it was a growing living thing. Stone was used for walls and sometimes churches. I decided this noble would like a bit of stone in his hall. The Saxons also liked to whitewash stone, as they thought it was crude and unfinished. I like stones.
There are 3 "before" pictures of the wall. There were 3 layers of wallpaper, each one worse than the one before it. The "Railroad" stuff was last before the sheet-rock, which was green.
I had looked at the real stone, textured paint (this looked great but made the sheet rock bubble) tile, Styrofoam, ceiling tiles... and found Faux Panels to be the most authentic look for the right price and ease of use. Stone would have required major restructuring to hold the weight.
I ordered samples and choose Royal Rockface Potomac. This pattern was very close to stones I had seen in England from the 9th to 13th centuries. They were light and easy to work with. I would caution people to cut them outside due to the dust. I had enough caulk to do all the spaces on both sides, so all the "between the stones" is the same.
I would use Faux Panels again and I would recommend them to others. They saved money on materials and labor and looks great
I did not want another day to go by without thanking you sincerely for your prompt and attentive service while I was ordering regency riviera stacked stone panels to be used in my trade show booth.
I know my order was not large by any amount, but you and your team treated me with such care and patience that it felt like I was buying enough to build a house.
Service like yours is rare in business these days, and I don't want my appreciation to go unstated. Thank you so much for going to such great lengths to make sure I was purchasing the best product for my needs.
I have attached a picture of our booth so you can see just how great it turned out.
We are thrilled with our new kitchen, and the faux stone was definitely the way to go for the Wow factor!
It is a great product. We had a brick layer here, he came in to see the remodel, took him a couple minutes to figure out it wasn't real stack stone!
Thanks again, attached are some Before and After shots
I would like to take this opportunity to state that this product is totally worth the time, money and effort. I used the stacked stone panels to cover my brick fireplace. The before and after is AMAZING. Easy to use, cuts like butter with a table saw, jig saw, and hacksaw. The only problem I encountered was the amount of panels I ordered. I measured thinking the panels were a rectangle shape. These panels are "z" shaped and I was almost one panel short due to this. Not to worry! I was able to "piece" together my excess and you cannot even tell!
AGAIN....100% recommend this product for use. I am in the process of gathering information to order some different panels to do the exterior of my home as well.
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.
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.
Here is the before and after photos of our foundation renovation and we really love the results. I have attached all the photos so that you would have several to choose from. The house is over 100 years old and your product was just what I was looking for.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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).
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.