Masonry
1001 Ideas for Stonework: The Ultimate Sourcebook
1001 Ideas for Stonework
The Ultimate Sourcebook
Paperback      ISBN: 1589234596

The natural look and feel of stone is unmatched by any other building or decorating medium. It provides a professional and elegant appearance that is also practical and durable for home interiors and exteriors. Thousands of inspirational photographs in this book show you how to integrate this prized material into your home. Packed with expert advice on design, materials, budgets, maintenance, and installation, 1001 Ideas for Stone Work is your professional guide to working with stone.

Black & Decker the Complete Guide to Concrete & Masonry, 4th Edition: Build with Concrete, Brick, Block & Natural Stone
Black & Decker the Complete Guide to Concrete & Masonry, 4th Edition
Build with Concrete, Brick, Block & Natural Stone
Paperback      ISBN: 1591866375

Love all of your masonry and concrete projects--knowing that you did them yourself --with help from our experts.

No projects offer more aesthetic or financial satisfaction than DIY concrete and masonry projects. Homeowners can routinely save thousands of dollars in labor costs by buying and installing materials that are readily available. This updated 4th edition of Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Concrete & Masonry includes traditional techniques for laying concrete, adapted to make them easy for ordinary homeowners, and also features completely modern materials and techniques, such as tumbled concrete pavers, acid-etching for colored concrete slabs, and important green paving options, such as rain-garden arroyos and permeable pavers.

Several cutting-edge projects, like polished concrete countertops and stamped concrete walkways, are included in this book. An exposed aggregate patio, a reinforced concrete block wall, and the latest tools and materials for handling new products are featured. A completely new section on foundation walls shows you all the options, including the latest structural insulated panels, that are now more DIY friendly than ever.

No homeowner or do-it-yourselfer will want to miss this chance to master the best methods to create lasting beauty around the house.

Black + Decker the Complete Guide to Patios: A DIY Guide to Building Patios, Walkways & Outdoor Steps
Black + Decker the Complete Guide to Patios
A DIY Guide to Building Patios, Walkways & Outdoor Steps
3rd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1591865972

Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Patios gets a fresh update with the latest products, even more projects, and all-new photos. With all of the DIY-friendly products for backyard building available today, the only valid excuse not to build your own patio or walkway is that you haven't found the right guide for you. That's about to change. In Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Patios (3rd Edition), the expert editors of Cool Springs Press arm you with thorough, comprehensive information for virtually any patio or walkway undertaking you can think of. An extensive materials and design section helps you wrap your head around all the upfront planning, and the over 30 step-by-step patio, walkway, and landscape projects within are illustrated with detailed, brand-new photographs to guide your progress along the way. Whether you prefer more traditional materials--interlocking blocks and pavers, poured concrete, flagstone, loose gravel and mulch--or you want to be on the cutting edge of the industry with new artificial pavers, geogrid synthetics, and pervious concrete, we've diligently updated this guide to include it all. Finished with a new ending chapter that shows you how to fully customize your DIY patio or walkway, the inspiration inside Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Patios perfectly aligns with all the needs of today's do-it-yourself homeowner.

The Black and Decker Complete Guide to Home Masonry: Step-By-Step Projects & Repairs Using Concrete, Brick, Block & Stone
The Black and Decker Complete Guide to Home Masonry
Step-By-Step Projects & Repairs Using Concrete, Brick, Block & Stone
Paperback      ISBN: 0865735921

A comprehensive guide to masonry for today's do-it-yourself homeowner. There are step-by-step instructions and photographs for building with the types of masonry materials that are in demand, including stone veneer, glass block, concrete block, poured concrete, stucco and brick. It includes natural stone - a material absent from many titles on the subject. The masonry projects include sidewalks, patios, driveways, barbecues, steps and retaining walls, as well as circular stone windows, brick pillars, arches and a veneer stone wall.

Building Dry-Stack Stone Walls
Building Dry-Stack Stone Walls
Paperback      ISBN: 076433056x

A dry-stack stonewall is a project that almost anyone can build, and it will last well over a century if built correctly. Like most projects, knowing all of the steps involved is critical to ensure a safe and solid job. This book provides thorough, step-by-step procedures for three projects using stones of various sizes from the smallest all the way up to boulders, with a focus on a safe work environment. Learn a system for planning a project, and proceed through all the steps required to completion. A gallery of wall images will inspire you to start stacking.

Building Stone Walls
Building Stone Walls
Paperback      ISBN: 0882660748

Rustic and charming or stately and proud, a well-built stone wall can add personality and beauty to your property. John Vivian's lively approach and step-by-step instructions encourage you to transform a pile of rocks into an enduring landscape feature with gates, retaining walls, or stiles to suit your needs. Whatever unique challenges come with your site -- poor drainage, sloping ground, or low-quality rubble material -- Vivian offers innovative designs and reproducible methods to help you build a beautiful, long-lasting wall.

Building Stone Walls: Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-217
Building Stone Walls
Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-217
Paperback      ISBN: 1580172652

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Building with Stone
Building with Stone
Paperback      ISBN: 0882665502

Enhance your life with beautiful and durable stone structures. With easy-to-follow instructions and an approachable style, master stonemason Charles McRaven guides you through a variety of building projects that include walls, dams, bridges, and more. As alluring as a warm stone fireplace, McRaven's contagious love of materials and respect for careful craftsmanship captivates and inspires. You'll discover the beauty that can be created with simple materials, honest labor, and concentrated patience.

Cast-In-Place Concrete Countertops: A Guide for Craftsmen
Cast-In-Place Concrete Countertops
A Guide for Craftsmen
Hardcover      ISBN: 0764329499

Concrete countertops are on the cutting edge of todays interior design and outdoor kitchen trends. Kitchen designers, contractors, architects, and homeowners alike can use this book to learn the detailed process of creating amazing concrete countertops. Here Ralston shows how to plan, execute, and complete a concrete countertop cast-in-place for ease and convenience. This book is a great inspiration for anyone interested in concrete countertop fabrication. Beautiful images of kitchens both indoors and out will inspire you, and step-by-step imagery will walk you through the process of creation.

Ceramic Tile: How to Install Ceramic Tile for Your Floors, Walls, Backsplashes & Countertops
Ceramic Tile
How to Install Ceramic Tile for Your Floors, Walls, Backsplashes & Countertops
Paperback      ISBN: 1591865808
As part of our comprehensive HomeSkills DIY series, HomeSkills: Ceramic Tile turns each of your bland surfaces into a blank canvas. To many homeowners, laying tile sounds like a recipe for stress, physical injury, artistic embarrassment, or all of the above. But we'll let you in on a secret: with some basic knowledge and a little persistence, anyone can do it--and you'll feel especially proud when you tally up the money you just saved by doing it yourself. With HomeSkills: Ceramic Tile, you'll receive expert instruction in the fundamentals of tiling your living space. Through user-friendly project descriptions and vivid how-to photography, you'll learn all the necessary tiling skills in a concise, accessible way: designing your layout and selecting the perfect tiles, handling and cutting them properly, working with grouts and adhesives, and putting the finishing touches on a confident installation. You'll be able to tackle any surface, from floors and walls to countertops and backsplashes, and at any pace you prefer--take it easy and get it just right over time or blast away and transform an entire room in an afternoon. So set your hesitations aside. HomeSkills: Ceramic Tile is your one-stop DIY guide to the custom tile job you never thought you could pull off. Check out our five other HomeSkills guides on carpentry, deck building, landscaping, plumbing, and wiring.