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 [...]
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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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.