previous
  • Video: Install a Fence
    Video: Install a Fence
  • Read FHB on Your iPad
    Read FHB on Your iPad
  • 9 Concrete Countertops Ideas
    9 Concrete Countertops Ideas
  • Basement Remodeling Tips
    Basement Remodeling Tips
  • Video: Build a curved step
    Video: Build a curved step
  • Gallery: Custom Flooring
    Gallery: Custom Flooring
  • 12 Remodeling Secrets
    12 Remodeling Secrets
  • 7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
    7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
  • Deck Design & Construction
    Deck Design & Construction
  • 7 Small Bathroom Layouts
    7 Small Bathroom Layouts
  • Energy-Smart Details
    Energy-Smart Details
  • Solid Deck-Framing Advice
    Solid Deck-Framing Advice
  • Magazine Departments
    Magazine Departments
  • Remodeling in Action
    Remodeling in Action
  • 7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
    7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
  • Clever daily tip in your inbox
    Clever daily tip in your inbox
  • All about Roofing
    All about Roofing
  • Tips & Techniques for Painting
    Tips & Techniques for Painting
  • Video Series: Install a Rock-Solid Tile Floor
    Video Series: Install a Rock-Solid Tile Floor
  • Master Carpenter Videos
    Master Carpenter Videos
next
Pin It
New World Stoneworks

New World Stoneworks - New World Stoneworks

Factory built stone walls

$0.00 (As of 1/1/1900)

Be the first to review this Tool

View all photos
Overview

Editor's Review: Factory-built stone walls?

review date: November 11, 2010

The most basic building material, stone, has now entered the 21st century. Working from a blueprint or using laser scans of a structure to create a digital image, New World Stoneworks designers can render a realistic storyboard of masonry projects—anything from a fireplace surround to an exterior facade. A client can preview an entire project and edit everything from stone type and color mix to the position of individual rocks.

When the CAD layout is approved and plugged into the company’s shaping system, the computer searches a cataloged stockpile of natural stone to find the best match with the least waste for each position. Next, a cutter shapes the 4-in.- to 6-in.-thick stone and engraves the back of each piece with a number corresponding to the layout plan.

The numbered stones are then hand-dressed with chisels and stacked on pallets according to the installation sequence so that the stones you need first are on top. There’s no need for on-site cutting, and no stones are left on the pallet when the job is done.

The whole process costs between $25 and $40 per sq. ft., and New World Stoneworks ships countrywide (an extra 30¢ to $2 per sq. ft., depending on location). Lead times range from one week for a fireplace surround to four weeks for an entire house.

Editor Test Results:

Overall Rating N/A

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer New World Stoneworks
Manufacturer's Web Site http://www.newworldstoneworks.com/
Manufacturer's Phone Number 508-278-7060
Weight Varies
Dimensions Varies