The Stonebuilder's Primer: A Step-by-Step Guide for Owner-Builders

The Stonebuilder's Primer: A Step-by-Step Guide for Owner-Builders


By (author) Charles Long

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  • Publisher: FIREFLY BOOKS LTD
  • Format: Paperback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 226mm x 274mm x 10mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 1 February 2001
  • Publication City/Country: Ontario
  • ISBN 10: 1552092984
  • ISBN 13: 9781552092989
  • Edition statement: REV & EXPANDED ed.
  • Illustrations note: B&W pics and drawings
  • Sales rank: 134,194

Product description

Recommends a method for the construction of a house and covers planning, laying the foundation, and framing.

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Author information

Charles Long is also the author of "How to Survive Without a Salary" and "Life After the City."

Review quote

This volume is a fine, if concise, introduction to the joys and problems of constructing living spaces with stone. In 11 chapters and an epilog, Long details the basics of building with field stone, taking each step in the rough chronology of the building process. His prose is open and friendly, and the illustrations, both line drawings and photographs, deepen the text. Long's "compromise method" of construction provides a simpler method of construction than has otherwise been traditionally embraced with stone. A delight and an important work for the aspiring nonprofessional stonemason. Highly recommended.--Alexander Hartmann, Bloomsburg Univ., PA"Library Journal" (01/01/1999)