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Tread and Riser – Shepherd Stoneworks

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 [...]

Columbia Slate Patio – Shepherd Stoneworks

Your Paver Patio Contractor in Seattle

Over the years we have installed many a concrete paver patio. Besides being very cost-effective when compared to natural stone, they go in pretty quickly and the end result can be strikingly neat and intricate. They are also crack-resistant (when installed correctly, especially the smaller varieties) and are very easily replaced in the instance of [...]

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 [...]

Flagstone Cowboy – Shepherd Stoneworks

Like a Flagstone Cowboy

I just liked the way this shadow makes my headphones look like a little cowboy hat. – - 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. Mortared stone veneers, fireplace surrounds, and interiors.

Stonefest 2012 arch

Stonefest 2012 is Underway

I had to stop off at Marenakos Rock Center for some fireplace stone today.  Stonefest 2012 was well underway, as you can see in the photo.  They are in the process of continuing the dry-stone walls that were begun last year under the tutelage of Mr. Patrick McAfee of Ireland.  When I arrived, I popped [...]

Seattle Magazine’s Article on Fire Pits ft. Shepherd Stoneworks

Seattle Magazine’s Article on Fire Pits ft. Shepherd Stoneworks

I am pleased to announce the arrival of June 2011′s edition of Seattle Magazine.  They have written a great article on outdoor fire pits that includes an excellent photo of the one I built in West Seattle last year.  Thanks for the shoutout, Seattle Mag!! (Click on screenshot below to read the entire article) www.ShepherdStoneworks.com [...]

Stone Landscaping in Seattle

Stone Landscaping in Seattle

Spring is almost here, and yet most folks don’t think about their landscaping projects until it gets really warm out. Remember, before you can start installing your gardens and lawns you need to put in the structural elements (also known as hardscaping) which include pathways, steps, walls and patios.


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