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Building Stone Walls: Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-217 [NOOK Book]

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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 ...

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

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781612123721
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 10/24/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 953,119
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet 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.

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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

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