Rated 5 out of 5Â by 1
Rated 5 out of 5Â by James Good quality wall blocks. Very versatile size. Color throughout.
I purchased over 200 of these wall blocks to construct a log holder and a 26-foot L x 19-inch H sitting wall for a firepit, which I capped with rustic 12-inch x 3-inch grey concrete wall caps. I'm not certain of the exact block count since I made numerous trips to HD over a period of several months, loading as many blocks into my SUV as it could handle at a time. These are supposed to resemble worn blocks, so chips are acceptable. I had to visit several HD stores to find the quantity of blocks I needed for my project that weren't too badly damaged, with excessively chipped or missing corners. Since I wanted a design element in my wall, rather than to simply stack and stagger the blocks, I outfitted my 12-inch Ridgid miter saw with a continuous rim diamond blade made for wet or dry block cutting. The color of the block runs throughout the block and the blocks are solid, with no interior air pockets. After cutting the blocks, I used a RotoZip tool outfitted with a 4-inch diamiond blade to round the edge and create a worn look to blend with the uncut side of the block. Unlike natural stone, these blocks are consistenty sized, which makes them easy to work with. My overall impression is that these are good blocks and were relatively easy to work with. These blocks are available in 3 sizes, but since I had the tools, and didn't want to deal with having to figure out how many of this size and that size I needed for my project, I decided to cut the blocks myself. After cutting the blocks and dry fitting, I took the wall and log holder apart and reassembled them using a PL polyeurethane construction adhesive.
August 25, 2014