Author Archives: Ethan
Large (8′ wide) natural flagstone makes a rustic entrance to this historic farmhouse on the coast of Maine.
Natural stone steps blend in to the landscape and allow access to the pond.
This recent project features two dry-laid retaining walls built from large pieces of Maine granite and a thermal-top bluestone terrace.
Construction of this project began with a four foot high retaining wall to level off the grade for the patio and fire pit. Once the wall was up, roughly 40 yards of gravel were brought in and compacted to lay … Continue reading
This thick (3″-6″) granite flagging from Maine’s mid-coast region makes for some solid flatwork. Care was taken in this instance to keep a tight (1/4″), consistent joint between the stones. Larger pieces of the same stone make great organic-looking steps.
Beach rocks, ash, pine. My take on the traditional Japanese platform bed with stones for posts. The interlocking joinery requires no tools or fasteners to assemble.
This client had some large chunks of granite blasted from their property to make way for a foundation. The task was to get creative and make use of every stone.
Old hand-split granite curbing makes a solid little retaining wall for this raised garden bed.
Built out of granite from Hallowell, Maine, this rustic outdoor fireplace measures about 7 feet tall from base slab to chimney top. The granite is prized for its fine grain and light color, and has been used in projects across … Continue reading