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By: John Vivian(Author)
108 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations
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.
- 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.
"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
"Especially good in that a wide variety of stones are utilized, not just ﬂat ones."
– The Next Whole Earth Catalog
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John Vivian, a veteran practitioner of many country crafts, is also author of A Manual of Practical Homesteading.
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