A beautiful stone wall…yours with just a rock pile, a few tools, and this book!
Building Stone Walls tells you all you need to know to build your own sturdy walls. Carefully detailed, clear drawings show the techniques to follow — and how to avoid problems.
Learn here about:
— wall foundations
— basic "one-over-two" method
— chinking "in" or "out"
— height-to-width formula
— using lower quality stone
— building retaining walls
— building in gates, fences, and stiles
— moving stone, boulders.
Excellent example photos show good and poor walls, while the author’s lively text tells you how to build, step-by-step. Slopes, drainage problems, using rubble — these challenges and more are thoroughly covered.
If stone is your material, then this is the book for you.
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Author John Vivian is a veteran practitioner of many country crafts. He has written The Manual of Practical Homesteading and Storey’s Building Stone Walls. John lives in Rutland, Vermont.