Author: Charles McRaven
In this Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin, Charles McRaven helps readers understand the different types of stone; sourcing stone; tools and techniques for handling stone; safety tips; and, finally, building their own drystone and mortared walls.
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.
Charles McRaven is a stonemason and blacksmith, nationally known for building and repairing dozens of stone structures and log homes. He has written extensively on stone, including the books Building with Stone and Stonework, and articles for Country Journal, Fine Homebuilding, and many regional magazines. He lectures and conducts workshops and private courses in stone construction.