7 entries in “Build It!”

Magma Offering Stone Workshop At Blithewold Mansion and Gardens!

Magma Offering Stone Workshop At Blithewold Mansion and Gardens!

What is better than a walk in our New England woods in the fall, immersing yourself in one of nature’s perfect landscapes, one punctuated by historic stone walls? There’s just something magical about the way these man-made elements weave their way around trees, up rocky hills, and down into wetland grottos. And if you are like most New Englanders (or even transplants from elsewhere), you’ve probably

Building With Artaic Tile

From hauling 50lb stones this fall to installing 1 lb sheets of tile...not a bad transition for the winter. Watch this video to see us work on our latest project, a new hotel featuring a great new pool area complete with a tile water wall.

More Snow, REALLY???

More Snow, REALLY???

Another 15" of snow. Enough is enough! Here's a lovely picture of our "cottage" job site at the moment. Don't get me wrong, if we were hiking outside with snow shoes or cross country skiing, this site would be lovely. But, we're not. What we are trying to do is build a project that we've had our hearts set on for a year. Add to that digging out stone and materials for the flower show, and you've got yourself a couple…

A Solid Foundation Is Key

After removing many buried boulders, the foundation for the upper part of the cottage has been excavated and poured. In order to preserve an existing stone wall, the structure is being built over the wall, similiar to a deck. It will sit on posts, thereby giving the homeowner a place for storage beneath the structure. Thankfully, we've also beaten the weather in order to get the concrete poured for these posts. These…