Bookshelf

In the Company of Stone: The Art of the Stone Wall by Dan Snow

The Art of Splitting Stone: Early Rock Quarrying Methods in Pre-Industrial New England 1630-1825 by Mary Gage and James Gage

Stone by Andy Goldsworthy 

Guided by a Stonemason: Exploring the Cathedrals, Abbeys and Churches of Britain by Thomas Maude
 
Dry Stone Walls by Lawrence Garner
 
Building the Medieval Cathedrals by Percy Watson (great for kids)
 
Echoes Of Iron In Connecticut's Northwest Corner by Ed Kirby
 
Alberene Soapstone: a history in photographs by Kierk Ashmore-Sorensen

 

Green

Plants For Stone Walls - Which plants should you use in your stone wall niches? Here's a list of 17 plants that work great in Raleigh and throughout North Carolina. 

Habitat's DeConstruction Program salvages usable building materials from residential homes. Donated materials are sold in the ReStore to raise funds for Habitat homes in Wake County, NC.

Gardening With Stone is a Houzz/Garden Web forum exploring stone as both a functional and design element in the garden.

 
 

These stone steps were built with 5" risers to accommodate small dogs.

 

Links

Isokern - modular indoor and outdoor masonry fireplaces

Forno Bravo - start your pizza oven project here

Rumford Fireplaces - detailed information for architects, builders, masons and homeowners

Traditional Building and Period Homes - articles on historic restoration, renovation and traditional style new construction

Building Stone Magazine - articles, news, ideas and trends in building stone design

Dry Stone Conservancy - a look at the rich history of dry stone construction and recent preservation efforts 

Masonry History Integrity: An Urban Conservation Primer - a 270 page downloadable book from The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training

National Park Service - Guidelines for Preserving, Rehabilitating, Restoring and Restructuring Historic Buildings

The Stone Foundation - a nonprofit membership organization for stoneworkers world-wide

Maine Stoneworkers Guild - a membership organization promoting quality stonework and stoneworkers

The Stone Trust - a nonprofit dedicated to the art and craft of dry stone wall building in Dummerston, VT

 

Shopping

Southern Stone Supply - Raleigh, NC

The Stone Center of Carolina - Durham,  NC

 

Video

How To Repair Masonry Joints - 5-minute demonstration video