What Makes Red Sandstone Red?

What Makes Red Sandstone Red?

Red sandstones have been quarried as building stones for centuries on all continents except Antarctica. An example in the U.S. is the Smithsonian Castle (left), in Washington D.C., which was constructed from “Seneca Red” sandstone. In the mid-19th century, this...
Select Stone Newsletter – Frontier Cap

Select Stone Newsletter – Frontier Cap

Frontier® Sandstone Sill/Cap One of the advantages of quarrying stone that comes out in natural slabs is that you can make wall cap and windowsill.  The Frontier Sandstone lends itself to making attractive and economical cap and sill   Producing Cap and Sill The...
Reclaimed Cobblestones

Reclaimed Cobblestones

From the original Roman roads to the natural cobblestone streets of Charleston, South Carolina, rounded cobblestones have been used to pave streets for millenia. Originally, the term “cobblestone” referred to rounded natural stone used to pave streets in...