Ideas for sandstones for the backyard/patio?

+6
Answered
These were dropped off in my backyard by my son who remodeled his backyard. I love rocks. The original idea was a firepit or something like that. My husband thinks they won't withstand the heat and we should get rid of them. I'd like to come up with a use for them. I'm open to any and all ideas.
q ideas for sandstones for the backyard patio
Ideas for Sandstones
  8 answers
  • Inetia Inetia on Oct 27, 2017
    The photo below is what I did with broken bricks. They are laid in sand and you can do the same with the sand stone. You just have to work out a pattern.

    • Libby Howarth Libby Howarth on Oct 29, 2017
      My last pay check was $9500 working 12 hours a week online. My sisters friend has been averaging 15k for months now and she works about 20 hours a week. I can't believe how easy it was once I tried it out. This is what I do... http://ow.ly/6aco30gcA3A

  • Cindy Cindy on Oct 27, 2017
    I see that they have a flat side. You could use them to make a path. Or you could make a small area for your grill or your garbage cans.

  • Sharon Sharon on Oct 27, 2017
    I'm with your husband on this one, nothing special here, and sandstone won't stand up to being a walkway and will disintegrate with water.

  • Roxaneg Roxaneg on Oct 28, 2017
    Can you use them in a bench for the firepit? People use a lot of materials for firepits that are not good choices since the material can split or even explode with the heat. But you could use cement to create legs of the sandstone and top them off with some nice boards.

  • Ruth Robison Ruth Robison on Oct 29, 2017
    Nooo!!! Don't get rid of them if you love rocks!! Our town has mainly all the houses, walls etc built with sandstone and it's beautiful! Give them a blast with a pressure washer and you'll see the beautiful colour and flecks show up. Then have a think! I have a huge pile of them which were being used as a rockery when we moved in, very pretty. If that's not to your taste and you wanted to, they're perfectly paint able just using masonry paint. Or if they've had a wash and you like the colour, give them a coat or two of outdoor varnish to seal them and if it's a glossy finish you choose, it will weather them too. I have some piled up as they landed and put some different grasses in the spaces. Sorry, it's pitch black here in Scotland right now or I'd post some pics. They should withstand a high heat too, but will obviously blacken over time.

  • Sophie’s mom Sophie’s mom on Sep 02, 2021

    This sandstone came out of the ground when they were excavating for our basement. My husband used them for steps in our backyard going to our fire pit. Him and Mr. John Deere moved them. They’ve been in place for 6 years now. We tried them for a patio and they didn’t work well for that. The smaller ones we used for a retaining wall. It’s held up well for almost 15 years.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Nov 23, 2021

    Make a Rockery or Build a Wall or small paved area you could stand Pots on. Sell them to someone that does have a use for them, or ask your son to help you with ideas or the work!