Dry Stack Stone Bench
After completing a project at this home in Marlborough, MA, there was an extra piece of antique granite along with various other scrap stone. After brainstorming some ideas with the homeowner, we decide to use the granite to make a unique dry stacked stone bench.
This piece of granite was likely a piece of curbing at one point. You can see this in that it is bowed in shape which lets it follow the curve of the road. Being bowed it would not have made the best step for our original purposes, but, creates a very pleasing shape for the top of a bench.
Using some prybars, with lift the stone up one end at a time and prop it up on some supports at the desired height. After that we simply build up to the granite with our stone bases. The stone bases are made from bluestone and antique cobble stones. No mortar is used. The stones are dry stacked and the weight of the granite top will hold everything together.
The final product is a very sturdy, unique, and attractive stone bench.