Synopses & Reviews
Stonework gives a yard a sense of permanence and distinction. Authors Alan and Gill Bridgewater show readers how to bring the beauty of stone into their gardens with simple but elegant natural features, unique walls, attractive paving, and much more.
Outdoor Stonework is a complete primer on working with stone, including choosing materials, safety considerations, and cutting and fitting techniques. The 16 original stone projects include flagstone steps, retaining walls, a cantilevered seat-shelf, a garden table, a Zen-type stone garden, and more.
Photographed in its garden setting, each project features step-by-step construction methods. Instructions include supply lists, estimates of time for completion, safety tips, and helpful hints from the experts. The clear construction diagrams, cross-section drawings, and concise text make stonework fun and satisfying for do-it-yourselfers of all levels.
"The [Bridgewaters'] directions are clear and their helpful tips allow the voice of experience to whisper in your ear. " - The Albany Times-Union
Give your yard an elegant sense of permanence with stylish and functional stonework. Presenting a variety of stonecutting and priming techniques, this guide offers step-by-step instructions for 16 original stonework projects, including flagstone steps, retaining walls, and a garden table. Complete supply lists, safety tips, and clear construction diagrams for each project are accompanied by photographs of the finished product. You'll be amazed at how the durable beauty of stonework can enhance your outdoor landscape.
Introduce beauty, permanence, and serenity into your garden with these practical and decorative stonework projects!
Stone, one of the most time-honored elements of natural gardens and landscapes, has fascinated gardeners throughout the world for centuries. Outdoor Stonework is the definitive guide to working with stone in your yard. Use these plans and step-by-step instructions to build handsome stonework features for your outdoor living areas that you'll enjoy for years to come.
* Sixteen unique and functional projects for both novice and more experienced do-it-yourselfers
* Complete, easy-to-follow, illustrated instructions, including materials lists and cross-section drawings
* Comprehensive information on cutting and shaping stone, preparing foundations, and creating stone paths, paving, walls, seats, tables, and decorative accessories
About the Author
Together with her husband Alan, Gill Bridgewater has an international reputation as an author of do-it-yourself books on gardening, furniture making, woodcarving, and pottery. She has written more than 45 successful books and dozens of magazine articles. Together with his wife Gill, Alan Bridgewater has an international reputation as an author of do-it-yourself books on gardening, furniture making, woodcarving, and pottery. He has written more than 45 successful books and dozens of magazine articles.