Building with Stone
Building With Stone is an introduction to the art and craft of creating stone structures and projects by a man who has made stonework his vocation. Throughout the book is Charles McRaven's stonebuilding philosophy - that careful craftsmanship and time well spent during construction will repay itself many times over. The physical challenges will be offset by tremendous satisfaction and the knowledge that long after the builder is gone, the structure will stand as a personal and historical monument. Based on years of experience, this book will educate the novice and inspire the seasoned artisan. A stonebuilder at any level will learn how to evaluate each stone and undertake each step in the procedure with an eye toward aesthetics and useful performance.