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The Complete Guide to Masonry & Stonework

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No projects offer more aesthetic or financial satisfaction than DIY masonry and stonework projects. Homeowners can routinely save thousands of dollars in labor costs by buying and installing materials that are now readily available for routine purchase. This book includes traditional techniques for laying concrete adapted to the special needs of ordinary homeowners, but ...more
Paperback, Third Edition, 320 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Cool Springs Press (first published 2010)
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Maliades
Dec 29, 2015 Maliades rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: homeowners, creative types
I just bought a house and boy does it need some work! A coworker was nice enough to lend me this book, but I'm definitely going to buy a copy for myself. This book shows you tons of fabulous techniques & projects: concrete countertops, stone 'moon windows', arches, brick patios and walls, how to cover your siding with bricks or with stone veneer, how to rebuild your firebox, how to make an outside brick BBQ pit... I can go on and on! I am itching to try the 'concrete casting' technique to ...more
زاهي رستم
May 01, 2012 زاهي رستم rated it really liked it
I have to read this book, coz my worker leave the job in the middle of the work. I renew my garden and my kitchen, using bricks and straw (old country ways).. and now I have to DIY (or should say Do It Myself DIM).

After I have finished, I really get a lot of information, and use this info, to renewing my little garden, and save some money that worker get paid for his unfinished and imperfect job he made.

Very useful for people who want to build a little things, with step by step, and photos, to m
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Mark
May 04, 2014 Mark marked it as skimmed
Shelves: from-library, home
Could be useful in the future but most of it is not our projects. Seems fairly clear; LOTS of pictures. Includes a DVD which supposedly includes the entirety of the print book in electronic form, and a "start-to-finish demonstration of forming, pouring and finishing your own concrete slab."
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Excellent book for beginners wanting to do masonry work at home.
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