Friday, July 13, 2012

Got Stone?

Last Saturday was cool and cloudy, a perfect day to visit Tribble Stone.  Located at the base of the foothills between Boulder and Lyons, Tribble is a great resource for Colorado flagstone (sandstone). They carry both the rose and buff colors, and do custom cutting right on the site.
cut stone in the foreground, "random"  (as in shapes) in the back
Here's a flagstone slab right out of the quarry.  It's about 10" thick and will be split into 3 or 4 pieces by chiseling along the edge and exploiting a natural fault line.
Jim, for scale! Note the natural cracks/faults in the slabs
Or it might go straight to the cutter.  This is a pneumatic chop blade. Awesome!  This is how dimensional stone is cut; 2'x2', 3' x 2' 18" x 18" or whatever you need, it's made to order.
8" thick slab ready to be cut.  Any guesses why this equipment is buried?

Left over bits and bobs? Not great for structural building, but beautiful as a textural element when applied as a veneer to buildings, columns, fireplaces, 
Odd sizes await the creative builder.

Their chokecherries were in fine form, too!
native chokecherry, Prunus virginiana

Note: This article was not endorsed or compensated in any way by Tribble Stone.


Tree Service Queens said...

Thats alotta stone you guys got there! I cannot tell a lie ~Lincoln. Haha. But, I can't wait to see the finished product, keep us posted please and thank ya kindly.

-Carlos Hernandez

Desert Dweller said...

Nice to visit...glad I don't live near Lyons CO or Ash Fork AZ, or I would be even more distracted from design work than with the internet...

That stacked pot...wonder how that will hold up. But very front range CO, for sure...nice.

Jocelyn H. Chilvers said...

Hi Carlos, we didn't purchase anything on that particular trip, but i know we'll be back. Thanks for visiting The Art Garden!

David, I agree about the pot --- a few to many freeze/thaw cycles and it could crumble, but quite the artsy piece, regardless (there was also one made of buff stone)!