Charles McRaven, a dedicated stonemason for more than 50 years, brings his practical experience and deep respect for the material to this essential guide for homeowners interested in adding stone to any setting, indoors or out. How-to techniques, step-by-step projects for the home, stone mason profiles, and beautiful photography give the book appeal as both a solid DIY guide and an inspirational dream book.$ 24.95 US
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- Pages: 272
- Size: 8 1/2 x 10 7/8
- Color: Full-color; Photographs and illustrations throughout
- ISBN: 978-1-58017-670-5
- Order Number: 67670
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