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.
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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!!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.