May 082012
 
Don’t "Cut Corners" Cutting Corners: Why Miters Matter With Stone Veneer

Don’t make this common mistake when you corner your stone veneer panels. Check out the picture to the left. It’s a photo of a stone veneer made out of concrete that we snapped in Manhattan over the weekend. Why? Because it’s a fine example of why our faux panels are more practical, more versatile and Read More…

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Oct 292010
 
How to Install Mobile Home Skirting That Looks Like Stone

Want to learn how to install mobile home skirting that looks like a real stone foundation? Check out this step-by-step tutorial using FauxPanels™. Your mobile home may be practical and affordable, but the typical aluminum or vinyl skirting doesn’t have much curb appeal. What you need is a nice solid-stone-looking foundation. FauxPanels™ are perfect for this project Read More…

Sep 072010
 
A Stone Wall from Scratch

Building a stone wall sure sounds like a masonry project. But with faux panels, it’s actually a carpentry project. And a fun one at that. The main ingredients to create this wall include: – Your choice of panels – Complementary wall caps and capitals – A wood-framed wall to attach the panels and caps to – Read More…

Aug 132010
 
Think Beyond the Flat Stuff

We write a lot here about our brick and stone style products, but let’s not forget about faux wood – including corbels, beams and mantels which you can find at our sister site FauxWoodBeams.com.       Faux wood corbels are great little accent pieces, and can be used to add visual interest underneath roofs, fireplace mantels, shelves and Read More…

Jul 272010
 
Decorative Switch Covers and Frames

When you cover a wall with fake stone panels, one of the classiest ways to treat electrical switches and outlets is to surround them with beveled stone frames. The frames are part of our Wellington line of panels, but you can use them with other panels as well. They come in seven colors, so you’re Read More…

Jul 072010
 
Beautify an Ugly Retaining Wall

If the retaining wall in your yard is your pride and joy and the envy of all your neighbors, you can skip this tip. In my case, my old railroad-tie retaining wall was so ugly, I finally had it ripped out and the whole yard re-graded to eliminate the need for it. But if I’d Read More…