Sandstone heritage lives on through the work of master stone carver Keith Phillips who uses traditional hand tools to carve stone at a modest workshop known as The Shed, he is passing on his skills to a new generation of Tenino stone carvers.
Some say new machines and techniques let them work more efficiently, avoid mistakes, and achieve greater precision. Here are some examples of how cutting edge digital tools are fitting into the age-old stone industry.
Once hewn by East Coast pioneers to build stone fences on their land, and later used for sidewalks and curbs, bluestone has now become a popular choice across the nation for home patios, pavers, pool decks, and wall coping.
Create old world style in your designs using reclaimed or local cobblestones. This durable materials lasts hundreds of years.
Stone carvers today use a combination of modern machinery and ancient craftsmanship.
How one homeowner learned not to be intimidated by her marble floors.
A natural stone pathway forms an eloquent bridge between a home and its surroundings.
How to complement the greenery and flowers in your garden with natural stone.