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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by grrguy An alternate use for a good product
I actually purchased the Dekorra rock for use as scenery on a garden railroad. I discovered the hobby at a local zoo and decided a garden railroad would make a cool landscape feature in my otherwise boring yard. I used the fake rock to create a mountain feature with a tunnel through it. It worked great.
The rock is fairly sturdy and made out of a plastic resin similar to yard furniture. The actual dimensions are 30"L x 29"W x 14"H with a 8" x 10" x 14" bulge on one of the corners. It has a very realistic textured exterior that makes it look like granite. It is hollow inside and has four molded flanges with holes at the corners for staking it into the ground. It should have no trouble withstanding the elements, but it is designed to be used as a cover not a seat. It would likely collapse if you had kids sitting or climbing on it.
The rock was perfect for my application and it would function well for its intended use. You could also use it for landscape decoration. A comparably sized piece of granite would probably weigh around 400 lbs. This thing only weighs 12.
July 23, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Terry Realistic looking, but the plastic is too thin.
If you are just looking for something that looks nice,but not designed to be inspected closely, this might work for you. Be aware, though, that the plastic on the sides is very thin (maybe 1/16th of an inch).. If you put you hand inside the boulder, flat up against the inner wall, you can READILY see your hand's shadow THROUGH the boulder 'wall'. The plastic on the top of the boulder is a little thicker. . If you tried to stand on it, you'd crush the entire thing like a flimsy plastic cup. So, don't confuse these boulders with the high end type that are made of a blend of cement and fiberglass. Kids (and adults) can climb and sit on those, and wind can't blow them around since they are 3X heavier. There is a reason the Dekorra boulders come with stakes. Without stakes, a strong wind will have it sailing into the neighbor's yard!
May 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hippywise Works Great!
We got this product very quickly and installed it with no problem.
August 30, 2012