Tag Archives: Florida

Post and Lintel, the Basic Unit of Construction

Whether ancient or modern, classic or mundane, the basic unit of construction is the post and lintel, constructed out of stone, steel, concrete or wood. Mortonstones.LLC of Miami tells us how they repaired load bearing, steel post re-inforced brick columns that had … Continue reading

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Specific Instructions for Unique “Beehive” Masonry Pizza Oven Design

As you may know, we love to hear about technical innovations in the service of producing more and better masonry pizza ovens. From Florida, we just received a detailed account of the process of building an outdoor  beehive shaped masonry … Continue reading

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Restoration of Traditional Coquina Stucco or Plaster, St. Augustine.

At 450 years old, St. Augustine, Florida is considered the oldest major settlement in the United States, and some parts of this building, the Government House Museum, date from at least 1598. The finish is a very traditional masonry coquina … Continue reading

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Reproduction of Stained Glass Light Fixtures for Theater Restoration

Pleasant View Glass Works of Fenton Michigan restored and reproduced a number of leaded bent glass light fixtures for the Saenger Theater in Pensacola, Florida, an historic Spanish Baroque style building. This work was done as part of a $15 million dollar … 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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