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Building Stone Walls

Handbook / Manual
By: John Vivian(Author)
108 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations
Building Stone Walls
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  • Building Stone Walls ISBN: 9780882660745 Paperback Jan 1976 Availability uncertain: order now to get this when available
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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 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.

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John Vivian, a veteran practitioner of many country crafts, is also author of A Manual of Practical Homesteading.


Handbook / Manual
By: John Vivian(Author)
108 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations
Media reviews

"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."
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