Stone Veneer on Wall - Outlets/Switches

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Stone Veneer on Wall - Outlets/Switches

Hello,

We are putting up some dutch quality philadelphia dry stack stone on our wall in our basement. I am wondering however, how do i go about extending existing electrical boxes and switches as they will be sunk in without doing anything. Also, what do you do to dress those up so they look like they are naturally part of the stone work?

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Old 01-21-14, 08:35 AM
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Most electrical suppliers and home centers sell box extenders. They simply screw into the existing box.

Making an electrical switch or outlet look naturally part of the stone is a more difficult task. You can try decorative wall plates or painting the plates to match your stone. If you've ever noticed them at some amusement parks they can be disguised pretty well with faux painting.
 
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Old 01-21-14, 03:55 PM
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How thick are the stones? If relatively thin, I cut a plate out of 3/4" material and mount an electrical box to the plate using a remodel box. You then cut the stone around the box. Finish the mounting plate to compliment the stone.
 
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