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Building Stone Walls

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

Instructions for making stone walls, dealing with drainage issues, and incorporating gates and stiles into walls.

Synopsis:

John Vivian tells you everything you need to know to build your own stone walls from start to finish. He covers everything from basic equipment and materials to building retaining walls, building in gates and stiles, moving boulders, and using lower-quality stone. Clear, detailed drawings show exactly what to do and how to avoid problems.

Synopsis:

Includes equipment requirements, instructions for creating wall foundations, coping with drainage problems, and hints for incorporating gates, fences, and stiles.

About the Author

John Vivian is a veteran practitioner of many country crafts. He is the author of Building Stone Walls and The Manual of Practical Homesteading. He lives in Vermont.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Kinds of Stone

Equipment

Laying Out the Wall

Above-Ground Building

Ends & Corners

Using Not-So-Good Stone

Drainage

Special Walls

Wall Furniture

Quarrying

Mortar

Maintenance

Some Other Uses of Stone

The Story of a Wall

Product Details

ISBN:
9780882660745
Author:
Vivian, John
Publisher:
Storey Publishing, LLC
Location:
Charlotte, Vt. :
Subject:
Design & Construction
Subject:
Home economics
Subject:
Masonry
Subject:
Walls
Subject:
Stone walls
Subject:
Construction - Masonry
Subject:
Technology-Construction - Masonry
Subject:
Home Construction-General
Subject:
Technology & Engineering : Construction - Masonry
Subject:
HOUSE & HOME / Outdoor & Recreational Areas
Edition Number:
2d ed.
Edition Description:
paperback
Series Volume:
N9
Publication Date:
19760103
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 x 9
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.38 in 0.44 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Instructions for making stone walls, dealing with drainage issues, and incorporating gates and stiles into walls.
"Synopsis" by , John Vivian tells you everything you need to know to build your own stone walls from start to finish. He covers everything from basic equipment and materials to building retaining walls, building in gates and stiles, moving boulders, and using lower-quality stone. Clear, detailed drawings show exactly what to do and how to avoid problems.
"Synopsis" by , Includes equipment requirements, instructions for creating wall foundations, coping with drainage problems, and hints for incorporating gates, fences, and stiles.
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