Tag Archives: stone fireplace surround

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Fireplace Surrounds in the Seattle Area

Over the past fifteen years I have put in around the same number of fireplace surrounds. Sometimes I am covering an old brick wood fireplace, other times I am framing up a structure and cladding it in cement board and stone veneer pieces or tile.  It normally involves finding a slab of solid wood for a [...]

Montana Ledgestone w Redwood Mantel – Shepherd Stoneworks

Montana Ledgstone Fireplace with Redwood Mantel

A fireplace we built using full-thickness stone (ie. not a pre-sawn thin veneer but pieces that are around 4″ in thickness).  The benefit, in this case, was that the corners were able to be done in some fairly big chunks by comparison.  There are limitations in using a full-thickness stone façade in a remodel; the [...]

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Stone Fireplace Remodel – A Before and After

This gives you an idea of how different a fireplace can look after a surround make-over.  The original was a cheap slate tile/ wood trim arrangement, and the new surround is done in natural thin stone veneer with wrap-around corners and solid oak shelving.  The material is called Ocean Mist by K2 Stone in Nanaimo, [...]

Shepherd Stoneworks – Modern Ocean Pearl Fireplace

Modern Fireplace Design – An Asymmetrical Surround

I just finished this fireplace surround tonight in Woodinville, WA.  It was a challenging one, with a 9′ wide solid oak mantel plus two more semi-floating shelves.  The owner had the idea for the offset ledges, wanting it to have an asymmetrical shape and a modern feel.  Big sigh of relief finishing this one! by [...]

Fireplace Surround – Montana Rustic Stone Veneer with an Oak Mantel

Fireplace Surround – Montana Rustic Stone Veneer with an Oak Mantel

This is a newly-minted stone surround I did in Bellevue, WA last month.  They were tired of the bland, painted bricks and white-with-trim mantel, and wanted to re-use and accentuate their vintage L-shaped brass and glass enclosure. The owners took a look at the veneer material at Marenakos and chose Autumn Gold Ledgestone (also known [...]

Chief Cliff Stone Fireplace Surround – Shepherd Stoneworks

Stone Fireplace Surround – Chief Cliff Montana Slate

This was actually a full-thickness veneer (3-5″thick) built over sturdy wood framing and a zero-clearance firebox.  The mantle is solid redwood, and the hearth extension is Pennsylvania Bluestone. 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. [...]

Travertine Fireplace 2 – Shepherd Stoneworks

Before and After – Travertine Fireplace Remodel

This project was an unusual challenge.  The client had a two-story brick fireplace with another hearth in the upstairs bedroom, and he was interested in going over the brick with stone.  The house had a very Italian Villa look to it, and the brick just wasn’t doing it for them style-wise. In the interest of [...]

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Fireplace Stone in Seattle – Hearths, Mantles and Veneers

It is hard to know where to begin in choosing the right stone to cover your fireplace.  Whether you are having one built from scratch or remodeling an existing surround, where can one find a comprehensive list of the products available? With that question in mind, I decided to compile what products and suppliers I [...]

Merrick Fireplace

What Does It Cost? – Pricing a Stone Fireplace Surround

Many homes in Seattle have fireplaces, and there has been an increasing desire by homeowners to renew or update their fireplace surrounds.  I get a lot of requests for pricing information on this work, but it is a difficult question to answer in 25 words or less.  There are several factors that can greatly alter [...]

Seattle Stone Fireplace Surrounds – Covering Your Old Brick Veneer

Seattle Stone Fireplace Surrounds – Covering Your Old Brick Veneer

Tired of the look of bricks on your fireplace surround? Learn about how Seattle masonry contractor, Shepherd Stoneworks, can bring a more aesthetic warmth to your hearth by covering it with natural stone.


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