Stone Steps

We built these two sets of steps at home just outside of downtown Weaverville. They replace wooden steps they were breaking down. This is a particularly tricky way to build a wide set of steps. To ensure that the seams between the stones are clean and consistent and suitably narrow, you have to square off the ends. That can get fussy. These pieces were anywhere from 300 to 500 pounds, thick ones maybe more. ‘Test-fits’ require a lot of work and more than one person. I think the driveway stack is the largest set of wide slabs we’ve ever done. I think it’s likely to stay that way too!

Slabs of Tennessee sandstone comprise this stack of steps.

Slabs of Tennessee sandstone comprise this stack of steps.