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!!!
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).
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
Here you go!
Looks beautiful and we have received many compliments :)
Thanks so much for all your help!