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Step-by-Step Outdoor Stonework: Over Twenty Easy-to-Build Projects for Your Patio and Garden Paperback – January 3, 1995
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This is a project book, with more than 20 easy-to-build projects for patio and garden using a variety of stone. Walls, arches, paths, steps, rock gardens, fountains, seats and tables, sundials, patios, and even birdbaths are described in detail and illustrated with hundreds of drawings and color photographs. The book will show the reader how to estimate costs and quantities accurately, select the right tools and materials, prepare ground sites properly, produce sturdy and original structures, and create an attractive, inviting garden or patio using one of nature's most durable and beautiful materials. --Mark A. Hetts
The author points out that stone was used as a building material by Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans as early as, well, the Stone Age, With 180 color photographs and a concise text, Lawrence shows the reader how to build walls, arches, patios, steps, rock gardens, seats and tables, sundials, paths, birdbaths, planters, ponds, and fountains. He explains how to estimate costs and quantities and how to prepare sites. He gives information on basic building tools and materials, showing examples of the wide range of color and surface texture available, especially in the sandstones and limestones that are popular materials for stonework projects. This paperback includes a glossary of materials and techniques. George Cohen
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A "Reference" section in the back of the book includes detailed information on tools, natural stone, man-made wall blocks, paving slabs and blocks, mortar and concrete, dry mixed materials, mortar mixes and ready made concrete.