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!
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.
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.
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.