Category Archives: Stonework

Matching Scagliola Cartouches to Natural Marble Stone Panels

Dundean Studios of Chatham, NJ did a remarkable job of painting cast scagliola pilaster cartouches to match adjacent natural marble panels and moldings in this Manhattan apartment building lobby. While the cartouches over the elevators are Scagliola, the other corbels … Continue reading

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Rebuilding Arts and Crafts Stone Fireplace Out of Native Stone

David Knox of Cassella Construction Corporation of Red Hook, New York rebuilt this native stone fireplace for the Tuckaway vacation cabin in the Catskill mountains. The fireplace was part of a larger project, which included restoration of the stone chimney. … Continue reading

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Dry Laid Stone Walls Fit the Landscape and Last Forever.

Everywhere we go in the world, everywhere there is stone, that is, there is a distinctive indigenous style of dry laid stonework. This is determined, of course, by characteristics and appearance of the local stone, but it also seems to … Continue reading

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Fitting a New Hardscape to a Mature, Existing Landscape.

Hardscape solutions sometimes look raw and imposed upon the landscape. The viewer may say, “it will settle in,” and, of course, with time enough, it eventually does. Concord Stoneworks of Concord, Massachusetts strives to make new work “fit” the landscape … Continue reading

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From Design Through Installation, Consultation with the Stone Fabricator can Prevent Delays.

Over the last decade, there has been a surprising and exhilarating increase in the number of clients who are eager to leave their permanent signature on the landscape and can afford to choose dimensional stone for their building projects.  While … Continue reading

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Traditional Marble Finishes – – to Stunning Modern Effect

  Check out this project post by Aalta Design Group, a plaster finishes specialist from Miami, Florida. The material is three coat venetian plaster over curved and swooping walls. The recesses, top (for lighting) and bottom (where the baseboards should be, … Continue reading

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Historic Buildings Show the Way to Build Durable Stone Facades for New Construction.

Due to the cost of veneer stone and its reputation for durability, expectations for its performance are high. Failures in new construction in stone are embarrassing for the project team and baffling to the customer. Failures will happen because an … Continue reading

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Underground Fabrication Continues Production of an Indispensable American Building Stone

Vermont Quarries’ Danby Quarry, inside Dorset Mountain, is the biggest underground marble quarry in the world, over a mile long with a footprint of twenty five acres and reaching six levels deep.  To the first time visitor, endless dimly lit … Continue reading

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Let the Project Team Develop Stone Veneer Details

Mike Keifer of Dixie Cut Stone & Marble Company, Inc., a stone fabricator from Bridgeport, Michigan, attributes the success of many ahead-of-schedule stone veneer projects they participate in to the practice of fully involving the entire project team in the … Continue reading

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No Surprises with Reliable, Proven Building Stone

Increased demand for building stone drives activity at Vermont’s historic Danby Quarry, inside Dorset Mountain.  Historic building stone gives the builder an advantage that stone from unfamiliar sources can’t match; its durability in local climate conditions can be accurately understood … Continue reading

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