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Building with Stone

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Publisher Comments:

Concrete and steel may weigh as much, but nothing can rival stone for its beauty and durability. Building with Stone ia an introduction to the art and craft of creating stone structures and projects by a man who has made stonecraft his vocation.

Throughout the book is Charles McRaven's stonebuilding philosophy?that careful craftsmanship and time well spent during construction will repay itself many times over. The physical challenges will be offset by tremendous satisfaction and the knowledge that long after the builder is gone, the structure will stand as a personal and historical monument.

Based on years of experience, this book will educate the novice and inspire the seasoned artisan. A stonebuilder at any level will learn how to evaluate each stone and undertake each step in the procedure with an eye toward aesthetics and useful permanence.

In addition to introductory material on acquiring stone and what tools will be necessary, there are chapters with step-by-step instructions on how to build walls, buttresses, stone fireplaces, a barbecue pit, a stone dam, a stone bridge, a spring house, even a home or barn.

The final chapter is on proper restoration techniques for stone strucures.

Not just a how-to book, but also a good read, Building with Stone is sure to be reference book and constant companion for all manner of stone journeymen, and will prove to be as enduring a volume as the structures it recommends.

Review:

"Many homeowners and builders are searching for just the sort of originality and classic features illustrated here." Booklist

Synopsis:

This introduction to the art and craft of stone structures features clear, simple directions for making stone walls, arches, fireplaces, buildings, and more.

Synopsis:

An introduction to the art and craft of creating stone structures with step-by-step project instructions.

About the Author

Charles McRaven is a stone and wood craftsman who has built and repaired dozens of stone structures and log homes. The author of Building the Hewn Log House and Country Blacksmithing, he lives in Albemarle County, Virginia.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Stones Remain

Chapter One: Stone as a Building Material

Chapter Two: Acquiring Stone

Chapter Three: Tools for Stonework

Chapter Four: Drystone Work

Chapter Five: Mortared Stone

Chapter Six: Building a Stone Wall

Chapter Seven: Corners, Buttresses, Intersecting Walls

Chapter Eight: The Arch, Lintel, Keystone Span

Chapter Nine: Gates, Windows, Doors

Chapter Ten: Building a Barbecue Pit

Chapter Eleven: Stone Fireplace

Chapter Twelve: Laying Flagstone

Chapter Thirteen: Root Cellar

Chapter Fourteen: Stone Bridge

Chapter Fifteen: Stone Dam

Chapter Sixteen: Springhouse, Well House

Chapter Seventeen: Stone House

Chapter Eighteen: Stone Barn

Chapter Nineteen: Restoration

Glossary

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780882665504
Author:
Ingenthron, Chandis
Author:
Ingenthron, Chandis
Author:
McRaven, Charles
Publisher:
Storey Publishing
Location:
Pownal, Vt. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Design & Construction
Subject:
Amateurs' manuals
Subject:
Building trades
Subject:
Vocational education and industrial arts
Subject:
Masonry
Subject:
Building, Stone
Subject:
Building, Stone -- Amateurs' manuals.
Subject:
Construction - Masonry
Subject:
Technology-Construction - Masonry
Subject:
Home Construction-General
Subject:
Technology & Engineering : Construction - Masonry
Subject:
HOUSE & HOME / Outdoor & Recreational Areas
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 1
Publication Date:
19890131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 1/2 x 11
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
10.92x8.58x.56 in. 1.23 lbs.

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