I am thrilled beyond measure to be finished the exterior stone facing on This Green House. And because I took so long to get it done (38 days, averaging 4 hours per work day over 4 months), D finished up all the other exterior woodwork and detailing before I finished the stonework.
Do you know what that means???
Wait for it…..wait for it…..
The weather has been amazing since July, so we (including the WWOOFers) have only been doing exterior finishing, garden and landscape work. We can move to inside work now.
The stats, for those D-I-Yers who might like to do their own stone facing:
0 – number of angle grinders we wore out. (My tutor, Serge, suggested we might burn out two or three – ours is a Bosch)
2 – number of stone-cutting blades we wore out (I know – hard to believe it wasn’t more)
862 – number of stones applied to the foundation walls
23- average number of stones applied each work day
380 – number of square feet covered
$4700 – cost of stones used, including shipping and taxes (or $12 per square foot)
$60 – Estimated cost to have a proper stonemason supply & install stone/per square foot
$18,839 – amount saved by doing it myself (a whopping $124 per hour)
8 – average weight of a stone, in pounds
1.5 – average thickness of a stone, in inches
3.5 – total weight of stones used, in tonnes
430 – number of square feet of stones we have left over (!) Beautiful Rhyolite stones for sale!
1 – yards of masonry sand used
15 – bags of Type S cement used
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