The Stone Trust Blog

Completed curved wall with guides removed

he wallhead and the curve are two of the most demanding single elements in stone work. Demanding both in terms of the building requirements as well as the work they do. While the middle section of a straight freestanding wall is relatively static...

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Women's dry stone walling workshop group photo

Our 2nd annual women's workshop was huge success on Saturday April 30th. Kim Coggin from Johnstown PA and Jo Hodgson from Ottawa Canada were the two Certified Instructors. Hillary Dees also volunteered, making it the first time that all three certified Level 2...

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Just look at all those dry stone wallers at this NJ workshop

The Dry Stone Walling workshop in Mahwah NJ was a huge success with 30 participants building over 300 sq ft (600 face sq ft) of wall built in just 3 days. Special thanks to our four great instructors Brian Post, Jared Flynn, Michael Murphy, and Torben...

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Nick Aiken at The Gathering of Stones 2013.  (image source stonefest.org)

Nick Aitken is one of the people in the world of dry stone walling you will want to meet. He is one of the best wallers in world and is a fantastic instructor of Dry Stone Walling. He has been involved in dry...

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Galloway dry stone wall with mixed rounded and angular stones

Come join The Stone Trust in an Evening of presentations about Dry Stone Walls. Here is the itinerary (subject to updates) 7:00pm Brief Introductory presentation about The Stone Trust. Learn about The Stone Trust's origins, growth and current programming. By Brian Post Executive Director of...

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Feidin Stone Wall. Also known as an Irish Family Wall.

The Galloway dyke and the Feidin wall are examples of build styles which use the available stone to best effect. Typically they are not built of uniformly shaped stones; the roughest material can be used to build a very attractive wall with a good mix...

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Dry Stone Retaining Wall built by Kim Coggin

Kim Coggin, the United States' first DSWA-GB Certified Level 2 Women Waller and instructor reflects on her journey and joy of drystone construction....

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The 3 Common types of Dry Stone Walls - drawn by Brian Post

Did you know there are actually 3 different dry stone walling types that are all considered as good building practices? There are also additional local variations that use or combine these walling types into many visually stunning methods of building dry stone walls....

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Building dry stone wall

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