The Stonebuilder’s Primer: A Step-By-Step Guide for Owner-Builders

The Stonebuilder's Primer: A Step-By-Step Guide for Owner-BuildersAuthor(s): Charles Long

Publisher: Firefly Books; Revised and Expanded edition (October 1, 1998)

Paperback: 128 pages

ISBN: 1552092984

ISBN-13: 978-1552092989

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This step by step guide for owner-builders is a detailed account of building a simple stone home. Instead of using slipforms, Charles and Elizabeth Long developed a compromise method of stone construction that is both simpler and truer to the stonemason’s art. The result is an aesthetically satisfying stone home built on a limited budget with no previous construction experience. Long’s concept allows ample insulation, space for utilities and a way to support interior finishes. Hundred of photos and diagrams. In addition to a complete treatment of the basics (foundation, finding and laying stone, insulation, details, tools, etc.), Long presents sections on fireplaces, arches and special touches. This classic how-to book was recently republished. 126 pages, 1998

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