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Masonry: The DIY Guide to Working with Concrete, Brick, Block, and Stone


This book shows how to design, build and repair masonry like an expert, with the latest techniques and materials, step-by-step directions, safety advice, and hundreds of color illustrations.

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This book shows how to design, build and repair masonry like an expert, with the latest techniques and materials, step-by-step directions, safety advice, and hundreds of color illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565236981
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 387,544
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

John Kelsey is a journalist, an editor, and a writer who specializes in woodworking and furniture making. He is a former editor in chief for Fine Woodworking magazine, editorial director for Fox Chapel Publishing, and the author of several woodworking books, including Furniture Projects for the Deck and Lawn and Kid Crafts: Woodworking.

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Table of Contents

1 Masonry Techniques
Working with Mortar
Repairs to Brick
Mending Concrete
Holes in Asphalt
Removing Stains and Blemishes
Fastening to Masonry

2 Building with Concrete
What Goes Wrong and Why
Preparing for the Project
Forms for Slabs
Pouring and Finishing the Slab
Building a Patio
Sturdy Footings for Strong Walls
Rugged Steps of Cast Concrete
Making Adobe

3 Mastering a Rugged Material
Selecting Bricks and Stone
Salvaging Stone
Breaking up Masonry
Erecting Scaffolding

4 Building with Brick, Block, Tile, and Stone
Paving a path or patio
Building a Wall
Veneering a Concrete Slab with Tile

Veneering a House With Brick

Paving with Stone
Constructing Walls of Natural Stone
Concrete Block for Economical Construction
Brick Barbecues
Decorative Brick
Serpentine Wall
Brick and Stone Arches

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