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Stonework and Masonry Projects

Stonework and Masonry Projects
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Stonework and Masonry Projects



Long taken for granted as a building material, stone and masonry have recently seen an explosion in consumer interest, as new materials and techniques make it possible for homeowners to design and build almost any masonry project. In addition to its prodigious durability, masonry can provide rich colour and texture, making it one of the most attractive of all building materials.

No longer confined to sidewalk slabs and flat driveways, masonry now has a wide variety of decorative uses, especially in the landscape. Black&Decker's Stonework & Masonry Projects offers a wide array of innovative step-by-step projects for do-it-yourselfers of any skill level. Beginners and advanced home masons alike will find this book to be an indispensable source of ideas and information.

Following the long tradition of Black&Decker books, this volume provides readers with all the information they need in clear, concise detail, including numbered how-to sequences accompanied by crisp colour photography. Most of these projects are unique, one-of-a-kind ideas never before presented in this format. The result is a valuable resource for homeowners who want to expand their masonry repertoire beyond the basics of traditional concrete work.

The book is divided into two major sections: Techniques covers splitting and dressing natural stone, applying stucco and stone veneer, working with glass block, and more. Using these techniques, readers can take on any project in the book. Projects is filled with attractive, yet practical designs to match a variety of yards. They include a brick barbecue, brick entryway pillars and arches, glass block privacy walls, decorative walkways, a stone driveway marker, and a stunning, mysterious "moon window."

* Strong emphasis on natural stone - a unique feature in mainstream masonry books
* Covers stucco, glass block, hypertufa, tile, and stone veneer in addition to traditional masonry materials
* Offers more than 20 complete step-by-step projects
* Contains comprehensive information on shopping for masonry tools, and materials

128 pages, 8.5"x11", 300+ photos/illustrations, Creative, ISBN 0-86573-582-4 ipp-onlineproduct
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