Introductory Patio Flagging and Flat-work: One Day Outdoor

Workshop Level: 1.  Up to 8 participants with certified instructors Brian Post.  Open to all. $293

Friday September 8, 2017

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Have a patio or walk way to build?  This is the workshop for you!

Learn the fundamentals of patio construction in a fun, energetic, hands-on environment.  While not strictly dry stone walling, flat-work is a common part of many projects.  Doing a good job starts with a good foundation, and finishes with an attractive pattern of stone.  This workshop will teach you how to have a workshop that stays flat and attractive for decades.

This workshop will begin with the fundamentals of site layout and foundation preparation.  A variety of different materials will be shown and discussed.  Participants will then finish preparing the foundation on the chosen site.  Specialized tools such as laser levels and grade rakes will be introduced, as well as ways to do a great job common place tools.

Several different flagging stone types will be introduced, along with methods of patterning and shaping to achieve an attractive layout.  For much of the afternoon participants will work with natural random flagging, such as goshen stone.  Participants will learn how to shape the pieces for a tight fit and how to level and pack them for a smooth even finish.

Participants will be working together to create a beautiful addition to the Master Feature Park.

Learn the fundamentals for long-lasting, beautiful patios and walkways!

Pair this workshop with the Fall 2-day wall building workshop for 3 days of fantastic stonework education and fun!

Photos of flagging, patios, walkways and flat-work from certified wallers across North America.  Click Here for More


*Please note if you encounter errors or problems while registering please email Brian Post or call (802) 490-9607, so we can correct the problem, and improve our registration process.

Check out all the other walls and features at The Stone Trust’s Master feature park!

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Landscape Architects receive 7.5 credit hours for taking this workshop through the LA CES system.

About The Instructors:

BRIAN POST owns and operates Standing Stone Landscape Architecture, a design build firm specializing in dry stone construction, in Springfield VT.  Brian is the only certified waller who is also a Licensed Landscape Architect.  Having knowledge from both the design world and the walling world gives Brian unique insights when teaching.  Brian is one of six DSWA-GB certified Master Craftsmen (Level IV) in the USA, and is also a Certified instructor.  Brian is also the Executive Director of The Stone Trust.


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