Building Stone Walls
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Building Stone Walls

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"John Vivian's instructions on 'how to go out and build a really permanent monument to yourself' are the next best thing to having a real old-time expert working alongside." -- "Country Journal" Over 69,500 copies sold.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 7.62mm | 158.76g
  • Storey Books
  • Vermont, United States
  • English
  • line drawings and photographs, index
  • 0882660748
  • 9780882660745
  • 88,925

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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 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.show more

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39 ratings
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