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The Giffords decided to use surface stone, with all of its idiosyncrasies, to wall in the showers. Taken from nearby Hot Springs, Montana, the textured surfaces add to the genuine rusticity of the Gifford cabin. "The stone had been lying on the surface for who knows how long — it was tumbled, weathered and speckled by lichen," notes builder Brad Reedstrom. "Despite initial doubts about its suitability, we all were pleased with both the visual effect and the functionality."

The Giffords decided to use surface stone, with all of its idiosyncrasies, to wall in the showers. Taken from nearby Hot Springs, Montana, the textured surfaces add to the genuine rusticity of the Gifford cabin. “The stone had been lying on the surface for who knows how long — it was tumbled, weathered and speckled by lichen,” notes builder Brad Reedstrom. “Despite initial doubts about its suitability, we all were pleased with both the visual effect and the functionality.”