Archive for New Construction

Big Job on “Beautiful Island”…

Posted by on June 1, 2011 with 0 Comments

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 […]

Petra House Fireplace

Posted by on May 9, 2011 with 0 Comments

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.            

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Posted by on April 16, 2011 with 0 Comments

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 […]

Lon’s Lakeside House

Posted by on April 13, 2011 with 0 Comments

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 […]


Posted by on September 12, 2010 with 0 Comments

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 […]

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Evergreen Memory Care

Posted by on September 12, 2010 with 0 Comments

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’s Chimney

Posted by on September 12, 2010 with 0 Comments

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 […]

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Outdoor kitchen

Posted by on July 11, 2010 with 0 Comments

We are building a woodfired brick and stone bake oven, with granite countertops and a connecting grill. We build a block base on a concrete footing, that we pour on styrofoam.  We pour an insulating light weight slab to mount our refractory tiles.  We’ll install a damper and then smoke shelf and chimney.  We have […]

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Whats new

Posted by on December 14, 2009 with 0 Comments

We find great pieces of granite in our travels, like this 8′ x 9′ triangle.   this was in the basement of a house that burned in Hallowell.   It is flat and true, with great straight lines.We flared these steps, from 5′ to 4′.We completed this 7 circuit cretean labyrinth at the Forgotten stoneworks.We built steps […]

Maine Granite

Posted by on June 15, 2009 with 0 Comments

Maine Granite New and Reclaimed. Many of the projects we have completed in the last several years involve Native Maine Granite. We acquired these 14 foot Maine granite steps when we bought a fallen in foundation.  They are not your typical foundation granite, but trued, flat, and undercut for consistent rise.  They have a lovely […]