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Help sourcing limestone planter block in St. Louis, MO

Posted by designstl 6 (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 17, 13 at 3:10

I was wondering if anyone in Missouri (St. Louis area) could recommend a good, inexpensive source for cut limestone blocks? I am not sure if I am even calling them by the correct name but I saved an article from This Old House from several years ago that refers to them as 'limestone planter block'. Basically I am looking for limestone blocks to dry stack for a 2' garden wall. I attached a picture of what i am referring to, though I don't even need them to be as large as in the picture. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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RE: Help sourcing limestone planter block in St. Louis, MO

In the Kansas City market place--the above stone can be purchased at the Home Depot--maybe a little more white than the traditional yellow

RE: Help sourcing limestone planter block in St. Louis, MO

i go into the hood & look for buildings being demolished. the bricks are always recycled & sold but there is not a lot of interest in foundation stone. it's not as uniform as the stone in your photo but good cut stone can be found & the price is right.

RE: Help sourcing limestone planter block in St. Louis, MO

The blocks in the picture are referred to as retaining wall stone and they normally come in 8" widths with different thicknesses. I searched for landscape supplies and found this Kirkwood Material Supply Inc - Kirkwood - Saint Louis, MO (314) 822-9644 they should be able to help you source the wall stone .

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