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This Biltmore Forest stone wall runs alongside a set of mortared steps that will have treads made of Pennsylvania stone. The wall is dry and is made of a granitic gneiss known locally as Hooper’s Creek.
Asheville stone masons Hammerhead Stoneworks recently completed this water feature with a natural stone bench, paths, drystone walls and steps. Dry Stone Paths & Steps This dry stone pathway connects the homeowner’s driveway with their favorite hangout spot, on their … Continue reading
Stone Steps in Sloping Yard I’m nearing completion on a stone steps, wall and patio project in downtown Asheville. Living in the mountains, there’s generally a slope in every yard. This patio required a small drystone retaining wall to create … Continue reading
I built this little planting bed over the winter. The wall is drystone, mostly made of Hooper’s Creek.
I built this drystone retaining wall a couple of years ago, just outside of downtown Asheville. I like to visit it when I can and I have been working in that neighborhood lately (more updates to follow.) My friend Betty … Continue reading
I built this drystone retaining wall in a neighborhood just outside of downtown Asheville last summer. It’s come into its own this spring with the arrival of dozens of tulips. This manhole cover detail is one of my favorite things … Continue reading
Finished this a couple of weeks ago. Looking forward to spring when the owners plant the area.
I’ve started a new wall just outside of downtown Asheville, at a doctor’s office. A circular drystone wall will surround a maple tree and create a new planting bed. It’s a fun challenge building on this tight a radius. I … Continue reading
Earlier this week, blacksmith Lynda Metcalfe and I drove to Chapel Hill to put the finishing touches on our collaboration, the Ironwoods neighborhood sign. It was satisfying to see this project through; discussions with the homeowner’s association had started a … Continue reading