As a building material, stone has been valued for centuries for its strength, durability, versatility, and beauty. This straightforward guide will appeal to those who wish to add interest to their outdoor space with stonework features that are both functional and decorative.
o Fifteen unique and distinctive weekend projects, including a traditional rock garden, brick walkway, retaining wall, and arched bench.
o Complete, easy-to-follow instructions, including material lists and cross-section drawings.
o Includes comprehensive information on planning and design, tools and materials, and techniques for preparing foundations and cutting and shaping stones.
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Husband-and-wife team Alan and Gill Bridgewater have an international reputation as authors of do-it-yourself books on gardening projects, furniture making, woodcarving, and pottery. They have written more than 45 highly successful books and dozens of magazine articles.From Booklist:
The Bridgewaters, a husband-and-wife team, present 15 attractive, diverse, and gratifying outdoor projects and the instructions for building them, including a Celtic-patterned walkway, an earth-and-stone retaining wall, a Japanese rock garden, a stone planter, a boulder and coping wall, a Roman arch shrine, a serpentine walkway, and a Japanese suiseki stone. They recommend 22 materials suitable for making the projects and list the basic tools needed to do the work of preparing a foundation and constructing walkways, steps, patios, retaining walls, containers, columns, pedestals, rock gardens, and sculptures. With 144 color photographs, the Bridgewaters' ambitious how-to will help guide the homeowner in creating delightful stone projects. George Cohen
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Book Description Voyageur Press, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110896580415
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