Friday, August 7, 2015

A Copeless Situation.

Presently we are rebuilding some old farm walls north of Peterborough Ontario. The mossy fieldstone is piled 3 feet thick and 8 feet wide along the hedge rows. Here's a section we've done with finished copes and then another photo with the copes taken off. We were asked to take them off, as the client didn't like the look of them. Hmm. Which style do you like?


  1. I'll admit that it took a long time for me to appreciate vertical coping on horizontal layering. One of my favorites, is the round cope stone on the Bruce Bridge.
    Beyond the esthetics, one advantage might be to discourage those inclined to pick a few stones out for 'stepping stones' in the home gardens. "a drive-by shifting" of material from the wall to the truck of the vehicle.

  2. I agree. Flat copes walls just look so unfinished too