Building Stone Walls

Author: Charles McRaven
Editor: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603423397
Size: 18,41 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Building Stone Walls

Author: John Vivian
Editor: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1612123724
Size: 19,72 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Rustic and charming or stately and proud, a well-built stone wall can add personality and beauty to your property. John Vivian’s lively approach and step-by-step instructions encourage you to transform a pile of rocks into an enduring landscape feature with gates, retaining walls, or stiles to suit your needs. Whatever unique challenges come with your site — poor drainage, sloping ground, or low-quality rubble material — Vivian offers innovative designs and reproducible methods to help you build a beautiful, long-lasting wall.

The Granite Kiss

Author: Kevin Gardner
ISBN: 9780881505061
Size: 20,18 MB
Format: PDF
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A master stonemason imparts the fundamentals of building traditional New England-style dry stone walls.


Editor: Taunton Press
ISBN: 156158214X
Size: 13,28 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Taunton's Best of Fine Homebuilding series collects and organizes the most useful articles from FINE HOMEBUILDING magazine by subject. Each book is filled with step-by-step articles written by professional builders who share their expertise to help readers achieve quality results. Here 31 articles by master masons explain the best ways to build with brick, stone, and mortar from stone walls to flagstone to fireplaces and chimneys.

Stone Building How To Make New England Style Walls And Other Structures The Old Way Countryman Know How

Author: Kevin Gardner
Editor: The Countryman Press
ISBN: 1581574312
Size: 13,31 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A practical guide to simple stone building projects for your yard Nothing matches the look and feel of stone structures in and around your home. Yet most people are intimidated by the very thought of masonry, despite the obvious rewards. In Stone Building, Kevin Gardner distills his decades of experience building and maintaining iconic New England–style stone walls into this concise, informative guide. Gardner offers step-by-step instructions for building everything from flagstone walkways to classic patios and ornate fire pits. He also offers time-tested tips to help care for your stone, as well as repair and restoration advice for existing structures.

A Guide To Dry Stone Walling

Author: Andy Radford
Editor: Crowood Press
Size: 14,33 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Dry stone walling is one of the oldest of countryside crafts, and these attractive structures form one of the most striking features of the rural landscape, whether on upland pastures, fell or moorland. The author looks into the history and development of dry stone walling before demonstrating how to build a wall with step-by-step explanations accompanied by photographs and diagrams.

The Natural Building Companion

Author: Jacob Deva Racusin
Editor: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603583408
Size: 16,16 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Natural buildings not only bring satisfaction to their makers and joy to their occupants, they also leave the gentlest footprint on the environment. In this complete reference to natural building philosophy, design, and technique, Jacob Deva Racusin and Ace McArleton walk builders through planning and construction, offering step-by-step instructions on: siting and site analysis choosing materials integrating basic structural considerations into a design strategies for heating/cooling efficiency and moisture management planning for acoustics developing an integrative design navigating budgeting, code compliance, and project management creating the foundation, wall system, roof, and floors selecting and making plasters and paints evaluating options for mechanical and utility systems protecting against fire and insects integrating structures within landscape, climate, and human communities ...and more Applicable to building in climates that are cold and wet, hot and dry, or somewhere in-between, The Natural Building Companion provides the tools necessary to understand basic principles of building science, including structural and thermal engineering, and hydrodynamics. This guide offers thorough, up-to-date, and advanced installation details and performance characteristics of straw-bale, straw-clay, woodchip-clay, and cellulose wall systems, as well as earthen and stone wall systems and a variety of framing, roofing, flooring, mechanical system, and finishing options. This fully-illustrated volume informs professionals making the transition from conventional building, homeowners embarking on their own construction, or green builders who want comprehensive guidance on natural-building options. A State-of-the-Art Resource for Natural Builders The Natural Building Companion is a part of The Yestermorrow Design/Build Library and includes an instructional DVD.

Irish Stone Walls

Author: Patrick McAfee
ISBN: 9780862784782
Size: 19,48 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Stone walls are a remarkable & historic feature of the Irish landscape. This book describes their history, showing the uses of stone in Ireland through the ages in walls & buildings. Includes a how-to section.

Stone Walls And Paths

Author: Seock Jae Yim
Editor: Ewha Womans University Press
ISBN: 9788973006236
Size: 19,30 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Dry Stone Walls

Author: Lawrence Garner
Editor: Shire Publications
ISBN: 9780747806202
Size: 10,54 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Dry stone walls of Britain range from the stone hedges of south-west England to the mountain walls of North Wales, running for miles over severe country, and often climbing slopes of over 45 degrees. They happen also to be in the areas that attract many tourists, and so it is not surprising that the walls that are an integral part of the landscape should provoke so many questions: 'When were they built?', 'Who built them?', 'How do they stand up without cement?' This book answers these and many other questions. The reasons for building dry stone walls, th story of their development, technical details of the construction, regional styles, and the state of the craft today are all covered.