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Masonry Complete: Expert Advice from Start to Finish (Taunton's Complete)


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Installing a beautiful walkway made of pavers, creating a dramatic brick-covered wall, or even repairing foundational cracks to preserve your home--projects like these are easier than ever for DIY-ers with "Masonry Complete," today's most comprehensive reference on masonry. Written for both beginner and advanced home improvers by a second-generation stonesman, this complete masonry guide delves deeply into everything, including buying the right tools, setting up safety precautions, digging a footing, pouring concrete, building a stone fireplace, repairing old masonry, and more. With Cody Macfie's step-by-step approach and you-can-do-it attitude, readers will feel empowered and confident to tackle any project, deal with challenges should they arise, and proudly net a finished product in less time than imagined.

About the Author

CODY Macfie is an experienced mason who makes his home in the mountains of western North Carolina. He runs two businesses, Steep Creek Stoneworks, which specializes in stone construction, and French Broad Stone Supply, a building- and landscape-stone materials company. With all that to oversee, Cody still finds time to write about his craft. His work has appeared in publications such as Fine Homebuilding magazine, and he’s the author of Getting Started with Mortared Stonework.

Table of Contents

1 Designing with Masonry

2 Tools and Techniques

3 Materials and Methods

4 Preparation

5 Drystack Retaining Wall

6 Laying a Stone Patio

7 Laying Brick Veneer

8 Installing Steps

9 Building a Stucco Block Wall

10 Laying a Brick Walkway

11 Building a Mailbox Column

12 Laying a Manufactured Stone Fireplace

13 Firepit and Seat Wall

14 Maintenance and Repair


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Macfie, Cody
Taunton Press
Home Construction-Masonry and Concrete
General House & Home
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Taunton's Complete
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850 color photos, 35 drawings
10.88 x 9.19 in

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