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Stonework: Techniques and Projectsby Charles Mcraven
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Discover the lasting satisfaction of working with stone and learn the tricks of the trade from a master craftsman. No building material rivals stone for beauty, permanence, and enduring popularity. Builder Charles McRaven offers the benefit of this fifty years of stonework experience in Stonework, a book that will inform, entertain, and inspire anyone using or working with stone.
McRaven helps even first-time builders comprehend the intricacies of working with different stone types; choosing the most suitable stone; handling, cutting, and shaping stone; working with recycled stone; and using stone inside the home.
Stonework presents complete, fully illustrated instructions for:
Fully illustrated, step-by-step instructions for twenty-two attractive projects, including garden paths and walls, porches, pools, seats, waterfalls, and even a bridge. Two-color. Line drawings.
Readers will learn to collect and handle stone while creating walls, stairs, pools, and even waterfalls.
About the Author
Charles McRaven, a blacksmith and stonemason, is known nationally for his restoration work with log structures. The author of Building with Stone, Building and Restoring the Hewn Log House, and Country Blacksmithing, he writes for a number of periodicals, including Country Journal and Fine Homebuilding. McRaven lives in Free Union, Virginia.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Why Stone?
Part 1: Working with Stone
Chapter 1: Types of Stone
Chapter 2: Sources of Stone
Chapter 3: Handling Stone
Chapter 4: Selecting Stone for a Project
Chapter 5: Cutting and Shaping Stone
Part 2: Stonework Projects
Chapter 6: Basic and Inspired Walls
Chapter 7: Retaining Walls
Chapter 8: Entryways
Chapter 9: Stone Steps
Chapter 10: Stone Projects for the Backyard and Beyond
Chapter 11: Stone Bridges
Chapter 12: Stone Interior Spaces
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