Outdoor Fireplace and Patio, North Yarmouth, Maine

DSCN0613 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 the country, including the Manhattan bridge arch, the Pullman monument in Chicago, and the Maine state house.
DSCN0484 DSCN0502 DSCN0507 Construction began with a 10″ thick reinforced concrete footing and firebrick skeleton. On top of this the granite was fit with tight stone-on-stone contact for a dry-laid look. All the large pieces–base, posts and mantel–are pinned together with steel pins and epoxy. The patio is mixed-color irregular bluestone cut to fit with a tight 1/4″ joint between the stones.
DSCN0512 DSCN0524 DSCN0535 DSCN0536 DSCN0546 DSCN0549 DSCN0562 DSCN0575 DSCN0583 DSCN0588 DSCN0594 DSCN0611 Many thanks to Matt Carter of Green Island Stonework for inspiration on the fireplace design, and Steve Welton of Steve Welton Masonry for building “the guts.”
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