No building material rivals stone for beauty, permanence, and enduring popularity. The E-mail message field is required. McRaven helps even first -time buiilders comprehend the intricacies of working with different stone types, including sandstone and quartzite, limestone, granite and greenstone, shale, slate and other stones. The final chapter covers proper restoration techniques for stone structures. Working with Stone Types of Stone Sources of Stone Handling Stone Selecting Stone for a Project Cutting and Shaping Stone Stonework Projects Basic and Inspired Walls Retaining Walls Entryways Stone Steps Stone Projects for the Backyard and Beyond Stone Bridges Stone Interior Spaces Appendix Glossary Index Table of Contents provided by Publisher.
The author uses both Imperial and metric measurements in the book, which makes it useful to readers anywhere. In this book the author covers some similar techniques and projects as in his book Stonework: Techniques and Projects see above , but he goes into greater depth with mortared wall systems and buttresses, detailing the traditional techniques of hand-layed stone for building anything from a barbecue pit to bridges, houses, or barns. The plastic sleeves stayed in the wall, but the threaded rod could be used again and again. Also included are sections on moulding and casting techniques, with some coverage of working with recycled windows and doors, plus paint stripping and wood finishing. A book that has been read but is in good condition. Carefully detailed, clear drawings show the techniques to follow--and how to avoid problems. Please use the on-line shopping basket to tally your order.
Throughout the book is Charles McRaven's stonebuilding philosophy--that careful craftsmanship and time well spent during construction will repay itself many times over. From the Back Cover: Discover the lasting satisfaction of working with stone and learn the tricks of the trade from a master craftsman. The dust jacket for hard covers may not be included. First published in 1976, the material covered in this book is just as timeless as stone itself. Master stonemason Charles McRaven covers everything you need to know about working with different types of stone to create a variety of durable and elegant features. Fully illustrated with hundreds of diagrams and photographs. He includes coverage of passive solar principles for mild climates, plus how to make a house fit the landscape.
You will be transferred to our secure payment service for the final check-out. Based on years of experience, this book will educate the novice and inspire the seasoned artisan. A stone builder at any level will learn how to evaluate each stone and undertake each step in the procedure with and eye toward aesthetics and useful permanence. This book is most appropriate for builders in mild climates since Stanley used only the thermal mass of the walls to moderate hot and cold temperature extremes, much like adobe houses in the southwest. Building With Stone is an introduction to the art and craft of creating stone structures and projects by a man who has made stonework his vocation. Working with stone : Types of stone -- Sources of stone -- Handling stone -- Selecting stone for a project -- Cutting and shaping stone -- Part 2. Clear enough for the beginning stonemason, this guide includes a thorough overview of the proper techniques for handling, cutting, and shaping stone.
Revised and expanded edition, 2009. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. We also accept PayPal payments. The physical challneges will be offset by tremendous satisfaction and the knowledge that long after the builder is gone, the structure will continue to serve. Discover the lasting satisfaction of working with stone.
There is no insulation in the walls to moderate more extreme climates, such as here in frigid Montana. We offer a , and form, to make purchasing quick and easy. Drawing upon his years of personal experienece, the author describes the complete building process in clear, easy-to-follow steps and, in so doing, dispels the myth of difficulty that surrounds stone construction. Series Title: Responsibility: Charles McRaven. Builder Charles McRaven offers the benefits of his fifty years of stonework experience in Stonework, a book that will inform, entertain, and inspire anyone using or working with stone. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.
McRaven helps even first-time builders comprehend the intricacies of working with different stone types; choosing the most suitable stone; handling, cutting, and shaping stone; working with recycled stone; and using stone inside the home. Stanley has an informal dialogue style of writing, which includes his thoughts, philosophy and stories along the way. The slipforming method they used is largely to early slipforming methods used in North America, with one significant improvement: Instead of wire ties to hold the forms together, Stanley ran threaded rod through plastic sleeves, and used wingnuts on the outside of the forms to tighten the forms. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. He covers how to choose the most suitable stone and where to locate natural or commercial sources of stone, including recycled stone, plus cutting and shaping stone and handling and safety issues Featured projects include how to build a stone wall with and without mortar, plus curved walls, arches with and without mortar , and using stone for gardens, paths, pools, waterfalls, landscape accents, pillars, gateways, doorways, stone steps, even bridges and entryways. Very minimal damage to the cover including scuff marks, but no holes or tears. Our minimum order quantity is 25 copies.
Express Mail shipping is available by special request. Coverage also includes: how to find good rock, how to build seats, steps and gates into a wall, and how to make a morterless stone birdbath, plus diversions or dams in a stream. Expedited shipping is also available. Learn how to make either free-standing stone walls or stone retaining walls, plus how to build a proper foundation. Tomm and Sabrina had lots of rocks available on their land, and so slipforming was the obvious choice for building their dream home. He has written extensively on stone, including the books Building with Stone and Stonework, and articles for Country Journal, Fine Homebuilding, and many regional magazines. Stonework projects : Basic and inspired walls -- Retaining walls -- Entryways -- Stone steps -- Stone projects for the backyard and beyond -- Stone bridges -- Stone in interior spaces -- Appendix : Frost-line zones -- Glossary.
Builder Charles McRaven offers the benefit of his fifty years of stonework experience in Stonework, a book that will inform, entertain and inspire anyone using or working with stone. Clear enough for the beginning stonemason, this guide includes a thorough overview of the proper techniques for handling, cutting, and shaping stone. Unlike who may also offer Stonework Techniques and Projects books on their website, we specialize in large quantities and provide personal service, from trusted, experienced, friendly people in Portland, Oregon. Description: vii, 183 pages : illustrations, map ; 28 cm. Discover the lasting statisfaction of working with stone and learn the tricks of the trade from a master craftsman. The spine may show signs of wear.