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Distributor of Building Materials since 1847

As a wholesale distributor of natural stone, Portland Stone Ware has the ability to custom fabricate stone into finish accents, stone caps, landscape features, and other creative projects. Historically, stone has been used as mantles, steps, and hearths. PSW’s stone estimators are equipped with the latest developments and trends of fabrications that allow our stone fabricators to cut and customize stone into modern stone elements.

custom stone fabrication - bluestone compass

The quality of our stone products, expert craftsmanship and state-of-the-art technology has always been our driving force to best serve lumberyard and masonry retailers. Through sketches, CAD drawings and templates, you will be able to watch your project come to life. Below you will find stone fabrication materials and techniques, as well as guidelines for submitting a quote. Please reach out to us directly if you have any questions.

Stone Fabrication Material

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Material
Thickness
Max Width
Max Length
Notes
Material: Bluestone
Thickness: 1"1½"2"2½"3"4"6"7"8"10"
Max Width: 48"
Max Length: 120"
Notes: Thermal top standard
Material: Brown Wave
Thickness: 2"3"4"7"
Max Width: 48"
Max Length: 96"
Notes: Brown Wave has naturally occurring veining and color variations inherit in the stone, Thermal top standard
Material: Caledonia Granite
Thickness: 1 ½"2"3"4"7"
Max Width: 48"
Max Length: 120"
Notes: Thermal top standard
Material: Cambrian Granite
Thickness: 1½"2”3”4"7"
Max Width: 48"
Max Length: 96”
Notes: Thermal top standard
Material: Hampton Limestone
Thickness: 2"3"4"7"
Max Width: 48"
Max Length: 96"
Notes: Thermal/Brushed top standard
Material: Indiana Buff Limestone
Thickness: 2"
Max Width: 48"
Max Length: 120"
Notes: Sanded top standard
Material: Indiana Gray Limestone
Thickness: 1”1½”2”3”4”6”7”
Max Width: 48"
Max Length: 120”
Notes: Sanded top standard
Material: Oxford Blue Granite
Thickness: 1 ½"2"3"4"7"
Max Width: 48"
Max Length: 96"
Notes: Thermal top standard
Material: Salt & Pepper Granite
Thickness: 1½"2"3"4"
Max Width: 48"
Max Length: 96"
Notes: Thermal top standard
Material: Stanstead Granite
Thickness: 1 ½"2"3"4"
Max Width: 48"
Max Length: 120"
Notes: Thermal top standard

Stone Fabrication Options

Cuts Available

Core drilling bits: ¾”, 1″, 1½”, 2″, 2½”, 3″, 3½ , 4″, 5″, 6″ or 8″
Cutouts, miter cuts and notches
Radius cuts and corners

Engraving

Dedication benches: 1″, 1½”, 2″, 2½” font
Mailbox: 3½” Times New Roman font
Standard signs: 3″, 4″, 5″, 6″ font
Compass rose: 12″, 18″, 24″, 28″, 36″ Diameter
Custom engraving also available

Edge Treatments

custom stone fabrication

Pencil – A penciled edge resembles the end of a pencil eraser with a slight radius.
Chamfered – A chamfered edge is 45 ° cut into the edge of the stone. The deeper the cut, the wider the bevel face is.
Ease – This edge treatment is very common and offers a clean and simple look.   Easing an edge offers a square flat face with the sharp edge on top rounded slightly.  Sometimes, the eased edge is rounded enough to be called a quarter round edge.
Full or Half Bull-nose – The full bull-nose offers perhaps the most contemporary look.  A side view of full bull-nose shows the shape of a half circle. The full bull-nose is gentle on the body and has no edges to chip.  The half bull-nose edge can also be called the round-over because instead of being squared off, it is rounded over.
Rock Face –  A Rock Faced edge finish is produced by striking the stone surface with a chisel leaving a rough natural edge finish.
Thermal – The thermal finish is produced by applying a high-temperature torch to the surface of the stone leaving a rough-textured finish.

Request for quotation

Cut-to-size Fabrication. *all fields required

All Request For Quotation’s (RFQ’s) are required to be in electronic format.

If you’re a property owner or installer, please contact your local retailer (lumber or masonry yard) – or we’d be happy to suggest a retailer near you.

If you’re a customer of ours, please submit your request for a quote and we will be in touch. You have the option to complete the Request For Quotation Form below OR click here to download, fill out and email us the printable version at info@portlandstoneware.com.

Please include all necessary information on request (i.e. material: width, length and thickness, finish and edge treatment). In order to accurately quote this project; please list material, piece count, width x length x thickness (all in inches), top finish and edge finish, example: 1 PIECE BROWN WAVE, 42”x95”x2” THERMAL TOP, ROCKED 1 LONG 2 SHORT

Plywood, luan or durable plastic templates require job name, material, thickness, edge treatments and finishes as well as your company name, contact name, and contact information. All templates will be cut to the finished size of the template. Templates made out of other materials including tar paper or cardboard are not acceptable. Additional fees will apply to reconstruct sub-standard templates.

Natural stones are products of nature; variations in color, pattern, texture and veining are unavoidable. The uniqueness of each stone is what makes it beautiful. The purchaser acknowledges that stone ordered at different times are not guaranteed to match the original stone. Photos are a representation and colors will vary.