Stone Primer (Hardcover)
Storey Publishing, LLC, 9781580176699, 272pp.
Publication Date: July 30, 2007
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Know the properties of common types of stone. Choose, collect, and move the right stones for the project. Place them in perfect layers, make them fit with the proper tools, and learn the basics of drystacking and mortaring. McRaven covers it all in detailed how-to chapters, embellished with anecdotes, historical tidbits, and profiles of noted masons.
Following the basic techniques are dozens of projects to browse for inspiration or use as practical guidance. Designs for the home include everything from structural masonry (stone foundations, columns, and chimneys) to interior accents (fireplaces, hearths, floors, and countertops). Landscaping uses include flagstone pathways and patios, several kinds of walls, water features, gazebos, bridges, and even stone sheds and houses. Full-color photographs and illustrations provide how-to sequences for the budding stonemason and inspirational images for anyone interested in bringing the weight and permanence of stone to the home.
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Praise For Stone Primer…
“Handsomely illustrated with drawings and photographs that include the work of prominent craftsmen and women, this book provides its readers with the knowledge to create basic stone structures and critique the work of craftsmen.”
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“Stone Primer offers both ideas and guidance to homeowners interested in utilizing stone, indoors and out.”Michigan Gardener
“…illustrates the inspirational and practical ways to build with stone.”Home & Design Magazine
“Stone is a common material that can create things of uncommon beauty. Charles McRaven celebrates the artistry behind those accomplishments in Stone Primer.”Akron Beacon-Journal
“McRaven offers the guidance you need to make your stone dreams a reality.”Countryside and Small Stock Journal
“With a very insightful discussion on types of stone and its properties, [Stone Primer] is peppered with great tips and insights.”Library Journal
“There’s subliminally appealing about a first-rate book on stonework, and Stone Primer is just that….Stone Primer is an uncommon find.”BackHome