The Stonebuilder's Primer: A Harrowsmith Step-By-Step Guide for Owner's-Builders. Charles K. Long, Dan Maruska, S. R. Grainge, Photog., Illust.

The Stonebuilder's Primer: A Harrowsmith Step-By-Step Guide for Owner's-Builders

Toronto: Camden House Publishing Ltd., 1981.

Paperback. 11" X 8 1/4". 126pp. Wear to pictorial paper wraps with spots of toning to covers, rubbing and light creasing to edges, and a small hole punched into top corner of front cover. Slight warp to bottom of text block and light dust-spotting to edges of text block. Price in crayon to front free endpaper. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is sound. Fully illustrated with hundreds of diagrams and photographs.

"It must be more complicated than that," is the frequently heard comment of visitors to the author's farmstead-in-progress in rural Ontario. Setting out to create and aesthetically satisfying home of stone on a limited budget and with no previous construction experience, Charles and Elizabeth Long not only succeeded in their efforts but developed a "compromise method" of stone construction that is both simpler and truer to the stonemason's art than the popular slipform method. Drawing upon his years of personal experience, the author describes the complete building process in clear, easy-to-follow steps and, in the process, dispels the myth of difficulty that surrounds stone construction.(Publisher). Good +. Item #7686
ISBN: 092065620x

Price: $15.00