Recent Projects

    The precision I had been trying to      achieve in the joints lent itself to               the  clean,   geometric look of    the straight lines     and right angles

Almost all the local quarries are offering sawn instead of       split stone now, the opposite of the rugged, primordial          look that I had been accentuating all along. It also blew        open the door to endless geometric design possibilities

   The sawn stone also makes a perfectly flat patio. This is a multi-point

pattern that could also have hidden images or words incorporated into it

    Thinstone  fireplace  veneer 

The light stone faces can be glued directly onto sealed drywall and then tuckpointed, creating the appearance of a century-old fireplace or thick stone wall

Stone  Wall  Repair

Thirty years of frost and inadequate drainage behind the wall had pushed it forward until it collapsed.  I integrated the new section into the remaining wall at both ends, back on top of the original bottom stones. As a result of a tighter overall weave, the wall lost a few inches in height

Old on the left, new on the right....

Raised Patio and Steps  (in progress)

This page is under construction (June  2019)                          Please check in again soon!  

 Rudinian Rockworks

Rock solid furniture designs and more by Rudi Stade 

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Photography by Rudi Stade