rustic joint

rustic joint

In stone masonry, a deeply sunk mortar joint that has been emphasized by having the edges of adjacent stones chamfered or recessed below the surface of the stone facing. See also: Mortar joint

rustic joint

In stone masonry, a deeply sunk mortar joint that has been emphasized by having the edges of the adjacent stones chamfered or recessed below the surface of the stone facing.
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Other choices include a squared, or raked, joint, a rustic joint, an angled joint that is inset at the top and flush with the unit at the bottom, and a V joint (Figure 33-15).
Allowing the mortar to ooze from between the units creates the rustic joint. Selection of joint style will be based in part on the weather in the area where the work is done and the type of finish to be placed on the wall.