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Drystone Entry Wall and Pillars, Scarborough, Maine

Drystone Entry Wall and Pillars, Scarborough, Maine

This entryway consists of about 36 tons of stone from Maine’s mid-coast region. Two 5 foot high pillars flank the driveway; the smaller outer pillars measure 3 feet high.  Everything is dry-laid.

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Granite Retaining Walls, Portland, Maine

Granite Retaining Walls, Portland, Maine

Two crumbling brick and mortar walls were torn out and replaced with dry-laid granite at this Portland home. The walls were built using the ‘single-skin’ method, whereby the wall is built directly against the earth embankment. Face-stones are laid with … Continue reading

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Multi-Unit Granite Mailbox Post, North Yarmouth, Maine

Multi-Unit Granite Mailbox Post, North Yarmouth, Maine

I was recently asked to come up with an attractive way to hold four mailboxes using stone. Why not? Two posts support a 6-foot long hand-split crossbeam; the tops of the posts are chiseled to fit the beam tightly, and … Continue reading

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Hand-Split Granite Steps, North Yarmouth, Maine

Hand-Split Granite Steps, North Yarmouth, Maine

Old foundation stones found on site were used to make a couple sets of granite steps at this 19th century farmhouse in North Yarmouth. The in-progress pictures show how the center is packed tightly with stone rather than left hollow, … Continue reading

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Tea-Garden Patio, Portland, Maine

Tea-Garden Patio, Portland, Maine

Stepping stones lead to the back door and a small tea patio at this beautiful Portland home. Space was left for grass to fill-in between the stones.

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Granite Mailbox Post, Bethel, Maine

Granite Mailbox Post, Bethel, Maine

Hand-split granite with a simple black bracket.

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Mixed Color Bluestone Patio, Portland, Maine

Mixed Color Bluestone Patio, Portland, Maine

This little patio contains the full range of the “bluestone” spectrum: blue, gray, brown and hints of purple.  A little space was left for thyme between the stones. 

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The Labyrinth at UNE, Portland, Maine

The Labyrinth at UNE, Portland, Maine

I was recently contracted to design and build this 5-circuit medieval labyrinth as a permanent installation for the University of New England.

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Granite Steps, Scarborough, Maine

Granite Steps, Scarborough, Maine

Hand-split granite foundation stones from a 19th century farmhouse find new life in these front steps.

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Granite Mailbox Post, Scarborough, Maine

Granite Mailbox Post, Scarborough, Maine

Hand-split granite with a simple black bracket

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