field of sandstone mill wheels available for use as garden ornaments, tabletops or more
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Salvaged Garden Ornaments

Rhodes Architectural Stone

This Seattle stoneyard scours the globe for vintage pieces that lend themselves well to repurposing as unique garden ornaments. Its specialty is large, 500-year-old granite and sandstone mill wheels imported from China's southern provinces. We've seen them used as tabletops and as fountains with water gurgling out of their center holes. Wheels start around $1,000. If that's not in your budget, Rhodes also sells reclaimed terra-cotta firebricks. Use them to ring an outdoor barbecue pit, about $5 each; Rhodes Architectural Stone
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