Dumped in my driveway were two very large dump trailers-full of
masonry and dirt. The debris came from a portion of
building that was tore down in town.
Of the huge amount of debris were salvaged 2 types of brick; all
were solid brick with the exception of about 100 figure 8
Today a mason came by to drop off a load of gravel and concrete
trash-fill. There were only a half-dozen pieces of damaged
limestone/sandstone salvaged from the load.
Below you see a piece of irregularly shaped stone that has a couple
of dings which can be seen on the top corners.
Underneath is a piece that will be cleaned up and installed
The irregular piece being balanced by shampoo. The damaged
top-left corner can be seen in this picture.
This is the view from the right (the longest side).
Shampoo still balancing it in place.
Well it's not the white marble I had hoped to put here, but this is
all God had on hand, so it'll have to do.
Above is the stone accent piece viewed from its shortest
In case you missed the ding.
Here's another ding
This shows the overhang (front of stone) that would be preferable
to have all the way around the lower stone. However its
not possible as the stone is barely as wide as the wall itself.
After I dig out the chops saw and cut the right side of the flat
stone (because it's all jagged and damaged also), there will be less
overhang than what is seen in the picture below.
Here's the flat stone turned the other way (jagged side to the left
and smooth flat side to the right).
The stone cleans easily with a wire sponge.