Building Stone Walls by John Vivian
Model Number: 9780882660745
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.