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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. [...]


Anasazi Stonework in Chaco Canyon

I ran across these gorgeous photos taken by Owen Geiger.  It is fascinating to me to imagine pre-Columbian Americans stacking stones with such care and skill.  I have not yet been to Chaco Canyon, though I was close by when my wife and I took a tour through New Mexico and visited the Bandelier National [...]

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Finding the Right Stone Masonry Contractor in Seattle

Finding a good stone mason can be a challenge wherever you live.  There is always someone in the phone book or listed in Craigslist, but how in the world do you know if you’re talking to the just right person for your project? Of course if you ask me which stone mason you should hire, [...]

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Drystack Stone Walls – An Ancient Craft

You see them all over Europe, New England, the ruins of Central and South America – walls made of stone with no mortar which were built hundreds if not thousands of years ago.  This should be enough to tell you that a well made drystack stone wall, in addition to being gorgeous and intriguing, can [...]

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