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Old 06-07-2013, 08:18 PM   #1
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Big lava stones, somewhat like Unzan stone, but w/o the ADA manual on "how to use"


The two rear pieces are in excess of 100lbs each. Not easy to move around, but easier to shape and trim, place, etc than the seiryu.
Easier to get taller vertical height.

This stone has plenty of natural variations that allow for planters without chisling etc, but it can be chiseled.
Nicer than I thought it would be actually.

I like working with this stone more than Seiryu.









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Old 06-07-2013, 08:37 PM   #2
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I gotta say the seiryu stone is much nicer, I like the lighter color and sharper edges, the lava stone in the last pic looks too rounded for my liking...

Just my $.02

But I like that style layout
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I gotta say the seiryu stone is much nicer, I like the lighter color and sharper edges, the lava stone in the last pic looks too rounded for my liking...

Just my $.02

But I like that style layout
These are mimicing the Unzan type of stone a bit, but I'm not really using them like the column design.
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As someone who just spent three weeks hunting for the perfect pieces of hardscape wood, I want to swim through those piles of sticks in the background.
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Old 06-07-2013, 09:18 PM   #5
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As someone who just spent three weeks hunting for the perfect pieces of hardscape wood, I want to swim through those piles of sticks in the background.
No kiddin, thats gold.

BTW-your sig looks like eyes.
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Those look similar to rock morphs I see while collecting... I actually try to get the rocks with more holes for added character and mainly because of weight. I actually have a pile that look really similar to these.
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Those look similar to rock morphs I see while collecting... I actually try to get the rocks with more holes for added character and mainly because of weight. I actually have a pile that look really similar to these.
Your lava is actually fairly different, this has much more air pocketing. This is closer to Unzan stone. Cost a lot less too.
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Old 06-09-2013, 01:43 PM   #8
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They look great, I like the dark colour on it as I think it will really make your plants and mosses pop once they are it. Wish I had access to the sort of hardscaping materials you do lol
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