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Natural Stone Walls in the Seattle Area

Natural Stone Walls in the Seattle Area

18 years in business and many stone structures to show for it! Shepherd Stoneworks is dedicated to building beautiful and structurally correct stone walls, stone patios, stairs, fireplaces, rockeries and even water features. We are available for work in the Greater Seattle Area, including the East Side areas of Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Issaquah and Sammamish. [...]

Overhaul Your Landscape With Stone Paving and Walls

Overhaul Your Landscape With Stone Paving and Walls

Here in Seattle the weather is so mild through the winter that landscape construction work can continue unabated, for the most part anyway. No need to put off projects until the weather is cooperative. If your yard needs some revamping, let’s get together and discuss what is possible. It takes years of this kind of [...]

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Bluestone & Granite: A New Hardscape on Lake Sammamish

We just completed a rather large project on the South end of Lake Sammamish in Issaquah. The owners had the house built around 20 years ago but the lakeside landscape had always been mostly an afterthought with just a basic concrete slab and pathway to the dock with a bunch of very rustic granite rubble [...]

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Europa Blocks – Seating Wall and Firepit

We built this a couple of winters ago. It sounded simple enough when I suggested the shape and the material, but there were a lot of challenges in making these structures because of the design of these particular blocks and the way they go together. Nevertheless, we pulled it off.  Oh, and did I mention [...]

Slate Light Column – Shepherd Stoneworks

Stone Walls For Your Landscape

A natural stone retaining wall can be a true work of art and can add value to your home. It’s a satisfying addition to a well-designed landscape but it also functions well over time, resisting the damage caused by groundwater in lesser walls. Our dry-stacked stone walls are built with the proper construction technique often [...]

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Stone Steps – Slab Stone vs. Tread & Riser

Stone stairs can basically be built one of two ways: either by using solid stone slabs stacked one after the next or by assembling some combination of treads & risers. There are a number of variations within these categories, of course. The tread & riser style, for instance, can be done completely without mortar, but [...]

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Circular Patio with a Drystone Wall

Completed last month. “Cowboy Coffee” Quartzite, set in crushed rock, Black Granite cobbles. by Mark Shepherd   www.ShepherdStoneworks.com (206) 618-0558 Bringing the finest in Stone Masonry to the Greater Seattle Area. Natural stone walls, patios, steps and rockery of all sizes.

Highlights – a look back at some of our best hardscapes

Highlights – a look back at some of our best hardscapes

To mark our 15th year in business, I thought I would put together a sampling of some of my favorite structures built over the years.  Enjoy. And Happy New Year! by Mark Shepherd   www.ShepherdStoneworks.com (206) 618-0558 Bringing the finest in Stone Masonry to the Greater Seattle Area. Natural stone walls, patios, steps and rockery of [...]

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Stone Walls Around Seattle

Here is a sampling of a few dry-stack stone retaining walls we’ve completed over the past few years. Well-built mortarless walls are actually superior to concrete because they drain well and can survive the inevitable shifting of the ground over time. Pennsylvania Bluestone – this little patio and wall are making good use of a [...]

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Landscape Renovation – Eclectic Charm with a Modern Design

A New Design/Build Project We just wrapped up a relatively large job in the Fauntleroy neighborhood of West Seattle in which we completely remade the back yard from top to bottom.  By large I mean that although the yard is somewhat small, there were a number of features built that kept us onsite for a [...]

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