My father in law died recently and we struggled to find a urn for him. we did not want one that came off an assembly line in China. He was not a polished man, but someone a little rough around the edges, he loved hiking and travel, he wrote books and painted. He loved being [...]
This summer we have began a very large project on an un-named “Beautiful Island” off of the coast of Maine. We are building 10 fireplaces in 4 chimneys and all the fireboxes have herringbone firebrick. We used high duty soaps (split firebrick). Many of the second floor fireplaces are off set so we pour bridge [...]
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The guys are cutting and laying out the stones for the inside of the fireplace facade. Here is the beginning of the inside work being installed. here is the outside of the chimney of the same fireplace seen above.
We started a new project at Lon’s house. Our tasks: to design and construct a stone mural for Lon’s entry to his house on the lake. For this, we required the craftsmanship of Jane Burke, a local artist. This was a long, laborious process requiring many steps, but the end result shows just how intricate [...]
We are winding up at Lons. The landscaping is almost finished. We cut perfect circles out of square bluestone to make a stepping stone path. We cut the first stone into the patio to make a transition to the walkway. The stepping stones lead to the round patio, which is squared and rectangular bluestone. The [...]
We made a smaller grill down from our outdoor kitchen for John and JoAnn Herzfeld at their shorefront on Lovejoy pond. This grill is a little over 3′x4′, with a cast iron grate cooking surface of 20″x30″. We made two grate settings, one for charcoal and one for wood. We finished this with a jack [...]
Ocassionally we do commercial brick work. This is the new Woodlands assisted living center in Cape Elizabeth. We are covering parts of it with a veneer of old white bricks from morin brick. Ron Howard and Mike Collins, a couple of our masons are working on the octagon, a real challenge for rectangular modular shapes. It [...]
Jenny Philbrick wanted a chimney with an alcove in it. We started in the basement with a solid chimney 4′ wide and an arched hearth for a woodstove. On the first floor we divided the chimney at 5′. Jenny has a cathedral ceiling, so ending the gothic arch at 9′ left us 4′ to shoulder [...]
One of our suppliers, Joe Bixby brought us this wonderful, firebrick lined firepit. Joe did a great job trimming and fitting the granite in to a tight circle cap. This is a true work of art. It is 4’6″ outside and 3′ inside. We built a fieldstone planter, same width only taller and set it in [...]