Martin Barnes is shown lying on the mantle of the
fireplace he built in the Dewey Beach house near
Deception Pass on Fidalgo Island northwest of Seattle
on Puget Sound in Washington State. He did all the masonry for the house.
This picture makes him look small because the firebox is ten feet wide.This
designed by Allen Elliot, is the largest Rumford known. It's also featured
in custom stone designs for residential customers in the northwestern
area. As seen in the accompanying photographs his work encompasses a wide
variety of materials and styles. He likes designs that use natural stone
that is available thoughout the Puget Sound area, as well as materials that
need custom cutting and fitting such as granite and marble. He also has
extensive experience with brick designs. He has recently learned the very
rare skill of cutting and joining large granite and marble pieces into new
designs. The huge Rumford fireplace pictured above is featured in the Rumford
web site at: http://www.rumford.com/R120photo.
Martin and five assistants invested a whole year into the building of the
fireplace and all the other masonry at the Deception Pass house.
This corner fireplace, a mixture of different-colored
has its stones hand split at an 86 degree angle to produce its unique
The entryway of the Stonecroft House in Anacortes,
The design is by the architect Michael Shoffner of Seattle
To see more examples of the
work of Martin Barnes, try these Links:
Check these links to other sites:
- The Rumford fireplace website (with a huge resource of complementary
listings, information, and links) : http://www.rhodesmasonary.com
- The Huge Rumford is featured on Rumford's web site: http://www.rumford.com/R120photo.html
- BrickNet is one of the most important masonry websites on the internet.
- BuildCom: an on line resource
and directory for building and home improvement products and information
Old House The PBS TV program site with information and links
Martin Barnes' chief supervisors: his sons Erin, Austin, and Dylan.
Buckley Rumford Fireplace Home Page*
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To ask questions or request color prints of Martin Barnes' work send
an email to: DBarnes@GIS.net.
This page written and designed by David Barnes Publishing, DBarnes@GIS.net.
Copyright 1998 Jim Buckley
All rights reserved.