Building Stone Walls: Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-217

Building Stone Walls: Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-217

by Charles McRaven


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Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580172653
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 01/11/1999
Series: Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin , #217
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 210,872
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.13(d)

About the Author

Charles McRaven is a stonemason and blacksmith, nationally known for building and repairing dozens of stone structures and log homes. He has written extensively on stone, including the books Building with Stone and Stonework, and articles for Country Journal, Fine Homebuilding, and many regional magazines. He lectures and conducts workshops and private courses in stone construction. Charles lives in Virginia.

Table of Contents

Why Build Stone Walls?
Getting to Know Stone
Finding a Source for Good Stone
Tools and Techniques for Handling Stone
Staying Safe
Cutting and Shaping Stone
Building a Drystone Wall
Building a Mortared Wall

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