Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC (January 10, 1997)
Paperback: 192 pages
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No building material rivals stone for beauty, permanence and enduring popularity. If you’re lucky, stone can be found right on your building site. Builder Charles McRaven uses the benefit of his 50 years of stonework experience to inform, entertain and inspire. He helps even first time builders comprehend the intricacies of working with different stone types, choosing the most suitable stone and working with recycled stone. You’ll learn about handling, cutting and shaping. The book offers detailed descriptions for several projects including basic walls, retaining walls, entryways, arches, steps and bridges. In addition to the outdoor projects, there is a small section on using stone indoors for a veneer wall and a hearth. Clearly written and well illustrated, Stonework will help you discover the lasting satisfaction of working with stone.
The publisher, Storey Books , April 17, 1998
Complete, fully illustrated step-by-step instructions for 22 attractive projects including garden paths, and walls, porches, seats, waterfalls, and even a bridge. You’ll also learn how to use different types of stone, and cutting and shaping techniques. Two-color. Line drawings.
J. Owens from Wilmington, Delaware, USA, January 19, 1998 Excellent primer for confident home-improvers
Compared to other how-to books in the category, McRaven makes the reader feel very capable of completing the projects without dumbing down the material. Let’s face it- stonework is somewhat intimidating. By adding some easy jobs like the stone birdbath-fountain, you can build confidence for bigger things. I’m ready for spring!!