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Outdoor stonework : 16 easy-to-build projects for your yard and garden
Bridgewater, Alan.
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Publication Information:
Pownal, Vt. : Storey Books, 2001.
Physical Description:
128 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
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Includes index.
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TH4961 .B58 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
TH4961 .B58 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Home Improvement

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Give your yard an elegant sense of permanence with stylish and functional stonework. Presenting a variety of stonecutting and priming techniques, this guide offers step-by-step instructions for 16 original stonework projects, including flagstone steps, retaining walls, and a garden table. Complete supply lists, safety tips, and clear construction diagrams for each project are accompanied by photographs of the finished product. You'll be amazed at how the durable beauty of stonework can enhance your outdoor landscape.

Author Notes

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 books and dozens of magazine articles

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
Part 1 Techniquesp. 8
Designing and planningp. 10
Toolsp. 12
Materialsp. 16
Mixing mortar and concretep. 20
Moving stonep. 21
Cutting stonep. 22
Making foundationsp. 24
Paving and pathsp. 26
Rock gardens and arranging stonep. 28
Walls and other structuresp. 30
Part 2 Projectsp. 32
Stepping-stone pathp. 34
Cobble spiralp. 38
Natural outcrop rock gardenp. 42
Inspirations: Rock gardensp. 46
Tessellated pavingp. 48
Raised bedp. 52
Flagstone stepsp. 56
Alpine hypertufa troughp. 62
Inspirations: Troughs and plantersp. 68
Paved circlep. 70
Multicolored crazy paving pathp. 76
Tranquil Japanese gardenp. 82
Dry-stone retaining wallp. 88
Inspirations: Dry stonep. 94
Cantilevered seat-shelfp. 96
Sundialp. 102
Flagstone potting tablep. 108
Camomile benchp. 114
Pedestal tablep. 120
Glossaryp. 126
Conversion chartp. 126
Indexp. 127
Reading Listp. 128