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You Can Create A Beautiful Faux Stone Column.

Posted on November 18, 2019

Even with the great advantages the internet provides, today there are homeowners and business owners who want to create a faux stone column and post wrap accent but do not know the different product option.
We often see some projects that puzzle us.
Why create this:

Concrete blocks to mimic the look of stone

When you can create this with the same amount of money? :

Realistic faux stone wraps

Some of these post wraps you see on the market are simply made of blocks of concrete. Once you cut them to turn around corners you can’t really make them look life-like. They will always look fake.
They are also extremely time-consuming.
Yes, you may save a few dollars in the beginning, but you end up paying a lot more for the preparation – must first build a box around the metal post – and more for maintenance in the long run.
Also, take a look at the gaps and the many small pieces of concrete stones needed to make the four sides meet:

Cast stone is difficult to cut and make ends meet.

You can do much better than this.

We have just added two new size post wraps that easily address most size column needed. 15” wide and 36” wide. You may also choose between 36” or 72” high. If needed, you may stack one on top of the other to reach higher elevations.

With polyurethane column wraps you just snap the four panels together, glue them and use a few nails or screws and you’re done, for many years.

Easy to assemble. The four panels interlock at the corners.

When it comes to covering the top, there are some very nice options for caps.
You may choose between two main sizes and a combination of solid or split caps with two size opening.
Some projects require covering an existing post that is made of a 6x6 or 4x4 wood pole. You may choose a close cap with each of those opening.
You do not have these options with concrete, cast stone.

Stone caps tor the top of the column wraps.
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  1. Well, the cast stone ones may not be as nice but are the interlocking ones really cheaper?

    -brian

  2. Hello Brian.
    If you consider the preparation of the post – build a box around the existing pole – then glue one little block at a time on the box and the time spend trying to cut the corners and fit them together you will easily see the savings.
    Also, don’t forget how the column will look with the concrete blocks being mitered at the corners.

    Thanks for the question!

  3. Yes, definitely a much better look than those blocks


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