Building Stone Walls

Building Stone Walls

by John Vivian


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Rustic and charming or stately and proud, a well-built stone wall can add personality and beauty to your property. John Vivian’s lively approach and step-by-step instructions encourage you to transform a pile of rocks into an enduring landscape feature with gates, retaining walls, or stiles to suit your needs. Whatever unique challenges come with your site — poor drainage, sloping ground, or low-quality rubble material — Vivian offers innovative designs and reproducible methods to help you build a beautiful, long-lasting wall. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780882660745
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 01/03/1976
Edition description: REV
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 304,943
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents


Kinds of Stone


Laying Out the Wall

Above-Ground Building

Ends & Corners

Using Not-So-Good Stone


Special Walls

Wall Furniture




Some Other Uses of Stone

The Story of a Wall

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