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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:

  • Using stone for gardens, paths, pools, and waterfalls
  • Building walls, from simple to serpentine
  • Making gateways, pillars and doorways
  • Using large stones as wall and landscape accents
  • Installing stone steps for porches and entries
  • Creating retaining walls
  • Building bridges and walkways
  • Synopsis:

    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.

    Synopsis:

    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

    Acknowledgments

    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

    Appendix

    Glossary

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    Product Details

    ISBN:
    9780882669762
    Editor:
    McHale, Elizabeth
    Author:
    McHale, Elizabeth
    Author:
    McRaven, Charles
    Publisher:
    Storey Publishing
    Location:
    Pownal, Vt. :
    Subject:
    General
    Subject:
    Masonry
    Subject:
    Stone carving
    Subject:
    Building, Stone
    Subject:
    Construction en pierre
    Subject:
    Do-It-Yourself - Masonry
    Subject:
    Construction - Masonry
    Subject:
    Gardening : General
    Subject:
    Technology-Construction - Masonry
    Subject:
    Home Construction-Masonry and Concrete
    Subject:
    Technology & Engineering : Construction - Masonry
    Subject:
    HOUSE & HOME / Outdoor & Recreational Areas
    Subject:
    GARDENING / Garden Furnishings
    Copyright:
    Edition Description:
    Trade Paperback
    Series Volume:
    RCP113
    Publication Date:
    19970131
    Binding:
    TRADE PAPER
    Grade Level:
    General/trade
    Language:
    English
    Illustrations:
    8 1/2 x 11
    Pages:
    192
    Dimensions:
    279.4 x 215.9 x 12.7 mm

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