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    Quizzical Pursuit
    —The Architecture Puzzler

    Created by Dave Guadagni

    Solution to Last Week's Puzzler
    Architecture Puzzler #180

    Question

    Could you use a bluestone as bondstone in a brownstone wall?

    Answer

    You could, but you probably wouldn’t want to. Brownstone is sandstone often used in walls. A bondstone is a stone used to anchor or bond a stone veneer to its backing material. Bluestone is dense, hard feldspatic sandstone that readily splits along it bedding planes to form thin slabs. It is most typically used for flagging (flagstone floor finish).
     


     

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    http://www.ArchitectureWeek.com/quiz.html


     

    Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects

    Quizzical Pursuit is Copyright 2004, Dave Guadagni.

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