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Building With Stone

Charles McRaven

Concrete and steel may weigh as much, but nothing can rival stone for its beauty and durability. This is an introduction to the art and craft of creating stone structures and projects by a man who has made stonework his vocation. This book will educate the novice and inspire the seasonal artisan. A stonebuilder at any level will learn how to evaluate each stone and undertake each step in the procedure with an eye toward aesthetics and useful permanence.


In addition to introductory material on acquiring stone and what tools will be necessary, there are chapters with step-by-step instructions on how to build walls, buttresses, stone fireplaces, a barbecue pit, a stone dam, a stone bridge, a spring house, and even a home or barn. The final chapter is on proper restoration techniques for stone structures. Not just a how-to book, but also a good read, this is sure to be a reference book and constant companion for all manner of stone journeymen.

192 pages, Paperback, B&W, 8.5" x 11", 1989
Order Number: VAP266............$17.95

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