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Shepherd Stoneworks – Mixed Stone Dry Stack

Drystack Stone Wall in Seattle

Done about seven years ago, this remains one of my favorite walls that we have done. It is made of a mixture of stones, mostly a variety called Bug Creek Drystack.  My only regret is that the owners planted those (otherwise lovely) lavender plants in front, which have doubled in size since then.  Someday, someone [...]

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 [...]

Ocean Pearl Fireplace Remodel

Ocean Pearl Fireplace Remodel

I finally went back out to Vashon Island to get an updated photo of this fireplace, now that the owners have finished remodeling.  I also wanted a shot during daylight hours for better lighting. It was a brick fireplace which they had me cover with a thin veneer of Ocean Pearl Ledgestone from K2 Quarries [...]

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Adding a Stone Veneer to an Existing Home

Installing a stone facade on your house can not only make it more attractive, if executed well it will actually increase the value. Perhaps you thought a stone veneer could only be included on a new home?  Not true.  In fact, there is always a way to retrofit a building with a stone exterior, whether [...]

Marbella Ledgestone Fireplace w TV – Shepherd Stoneworks

New Design: Stone Fireplace Surround with a Flatscreen TV

This was completed in Spring 2011.  There is a bronze firescreen that will be added at a later time over the firebox.  The Texas Limestone mantel and hearth were fabricated at Marenakos Rock Center as a custom order.  I like the Marbella Ledgestone which I had not used before.  It has very fine horizontal layers [...]

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