Post by amanitovirosa on Apr 6, 2015 9:25:53 GMT -5
...I will be the first to post something in this new section. Even though I am a stone mason and do this for a living, I am very lucky to actually enjoy what I do! Working with stone is a lot like growing stuff, it keeps you grounded. We do a lot of the high end homes in the GTA, one we did a few years ago actually got printed up in Canadian Architecture & Design magazine. My new grow room will have a lot of stone elements within it, I'm just in the planning phase right now and am working everything out on paper first. Stonework is also very individual and personal, not like brickwork. If you take 2 masons, give them the exact material and tell them to build a stone wall, the two walls will never be the same. It's kind of like some sort of art in a way. I've already put in a stone enclosure for my wood stove in the basement and did some landscaping in the backyard. My next projects will include a pizza oven as well as a bunch of flagstone and other stonework in the backyard as well as various renovation projects inside. I just wish I had more time for everything! That is my major problem, a lack of time. If I won the lottery I would buy myself some time! Cheers to everyone here.
Post by amanitovirosa on Apr 13, 2015 22:11:31 GMT -5
...thank You Lloyd, the home owner gave us 'carte blanche' so that's the material I chose (Kingston Hue) and that's what we did with it. He was really pleased with the result. Crappy resolution in the pic, it looks much better in person.
Post by amanitovirosa on Apr 14, 2015 23:03:21 GMT -5
...Lloyd, not quite, the cabana has to be seen to be believed. The home owner told me that he's in the dog house a lot so he figured he'd build himself a nice one, haha. ...hal, thanks for noticing. I definitely didn't make my life any easier buy doing it dry, but that's how I wanted it. Anyways, thanks for the compliments guys.
Post by amanitovirosa on Apr 15, 2015 18:41:43 GMT -5
...nope, 100% international patriot, Polak actually. I wish I were as smart as the Incas! There is a steel angle iron supporting the stone. It is hidden to maintain the rustic look. The arch at the oven opening is self supporting of course.
Post by amanitovirosa on Jul 13, 2016 20:53:54 GMT -5
...here's a little natural flagstone basement walkout we did a couple of weeks ago. Nobody appreciates good stonework anymore, they say it looks nice but have no clue. Stone mix done 'off the cuff' by my buddy and I (there's just the two of us), we could've sold them the Home Depot special and they wouldn't have known the difference. We don't do that, and the the people that know, notice. The people that don't just......smile and wave so to speak. Thanks for looking.
dvg: Sarra's safe inside
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bonfield: I've decided to finally reveal my best-kept secret for growing healthy Neps: Just spit on them every few days, the enzymes in saliva help them to better absorb the fertilizer I spray them with!
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