Expired3.40 Stringlines & Batter Frames Workshop (1 Day, Outdoor): April 24, 2022 (Dummerston, VT)

Wallers learning to use batter frames and string lines for building dry stone walls, dry stack walls, and dry laid walls.
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  • 3.40 Stringlines & Batter Frames Workshop (1 Day, Outdoor): April 24, 2022 (Dummerston, VT)
    April 24, 2022
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

DSWA Certified instructors.

Up to12 Participants.

Workshop  Level: 2 & 3.



This workshop is all about how to build and use guides for dry stone walling. We will show you different methods and materials to build batter frames for a variety of situations. Participants will split up into small groups to practice various techniques. Learn tips and tricks for correctly using string lines and how to prevent common errors. Learn how to determine the appropriate dimensions for the walls, correct batter angle, and what to do for special features and unusual circumstances.

This workshop is great to take in lead up to any certification test, or to advance your skill and speed for complex projects.

This workshop is intended for those wallers looking to take their stone work to the next level.

This workshop is intended for wallers who have taken one or more prior workshops, are level 1 or higher certified, or have experience building stone walls. The workshop begins at 9:00am and ends at 5:00pm with a 1/2 hr break for lunch at noon.

This workshop is great to take in lead up to any certification test!

If needed, detailed directions for registering online are here.

*Please note if you encounter errors or problems while registering please email or call (802) 952-8600, so we can correct the problem, and improve our registration process.

The importance of string lines & batter frames

Batter frames and String lines used to make corner

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

Images of Batter Frame Styles taught in this workshop

About The Instructors:

Instructors are TBD


Venue Phone: (802) 952-8600

Venue Website:

707 Kipling Rd, Dummerston, Vermont, 05301, United States


Located on Scott Farm, The Stone Trust Center is home to North America’s only indoor dry stone walling training and certification facility.  Outside is the Master Feature Park with all the features that can be used in the Advanced and Master Craftsman tests.  There is also a mini walling park where visitors can practice stacking small stones at table height.

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The Landmark Trust USA has 3 restored historic homes available as places to stay. The Sugarhouse sleeps 2, the Kipling Carriage House sleeps 4, and the Dutton Farm House sleeps 8 people. All of these places to stay are with in a mile and a half of the The Stone Trust Center.  If coming with a group please check for availability.