Welcome to The Stone Trust Resources

The Stone Trust has some of the best resources available on the web for Dry Stone Walls.  Whether you want to learn to build a wall, are looking for a contractor, design specs, or some inspiration for your next project this is the place for you!  We frequently update this portion of the website with more information, so check back often.

Links to Resources:

Blog – Check out our latest updates, how-to articles, and much more!

Find A Stone Wall Contractor – Need to find a waller?  This is the most complete list of Certified Dry Stone Wallers in North America.  Includes an interactive map and listings by State.

Project Referrals – Have a project but not sure who to call?  Want to let dry stone wall contractors know about your Request for Proposal (RFP)?  Just fill out a quick, secure, online form and it automatically goes to all our professional members.

How to Build Walls – Looking for correct how-to information?  This is the place to learn how to build your own stone wall.

Photo Gallery –  Get Inspired!  See the stone work of certified wallers from all over North America

Stone Wall Design and Spcifications – Learn about dry stone wall design and download typical stone wall specifications and details for dry stone walls.

Sources for Stone – Stone walls take a lot of stone to build.  This page lists quarries and other sources

Dry Stone Retaining Wall Specifications.

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Once you join our email list you will get a link to download the specifications.  Available as a PDF or Word (DOC) file.  This 11 page document contains the most detailed dry stone retaining wall specifications freely available on the internet

    2018 Complete Schedule
    Posted December 5, 2017
    Check out all the workshops and events we have this year at a glance!  This table shows all we have going on conveniently color coded by event type (key at bottom).  We are working on getting all these workshops up on our website for online registration.  If you don't see the event your interested in [...]
    Waller of the Month: Mark Jurus
    Posted December 1, 2017

    MARK JURUS (Maryland), featured in The Stone Trust’s 2017 Calendar, is a DSWA-GB Level 2 Certified waller and Certified Instructor. He is also Certified Level 1 by the Dry Stone Conservancy. Mark has specialized in the craft of Dry Laid Stone Construction since 2007. He has become a tireless supporter of dry stone walls and has even set up his own….

    T-Shirt Sale
    Posted December 1, 2017

    Get the original stone trust t-shirt for just $7 while supplies last!!!

    Waller of the Month: Seth Harris
    Posted November 1, 2017

    Seth Harris (Vermont), featured in The Stone Trust’s 2017 Calendar, in 2008 Seth bought an excavator, and his passion for using big stones was finally viable. Since then, Seth has worked with many certified wallers in Vermont and he now holds DSWA-GB Level 2 and Instructor’s Certification. In addition to stonework, Seth is an experienced fine woodworker, timber-framer….

    2018 Workshop & Event Schedule Coming Soon!
    Posted October 20, 2017
    We had a great 2017 season which just wrapped up in the beginning of October. Our 2018 schedule will  be posted and ready for sign-ups shortly. 2018 will be our biggest year ever with over 40 workshops and events. The Stone Arch, the Stone Arch Bridge and the Instructor Certification course will all be offered [...]
    Learning to build dry stone wall
    October Workshop Success
    Posted October 20, 2017
    We had a great workshop with Matt Carter and Brian Fairfield teaching. Fourteen participants Friday prepared the wall site and learned about stone shaping. Fifteen participants built 45 feet of wall on Saturday and Sunday including two cheek ends. Check out all the pictures below!  
    Waller of the Month: Jo Hodgson
    Posted October 1, 2017

    Jo Hodgson (Ontario) is a professional dry stone waller from the UK who moved to Ottawa, Canada in 2003. Jo runs her own business specializing in dry stone construction and restoration for private gardens and public spaces. She is a DSWA-GB Certified Waller and Instructor, and also holds a Master’s degree in Education (Univ. of Manchester). Jo teaches walling in Canada, UK and the U.S. and is committed to passing on her….

    Waller Profile: Patrick McEneaney
    Posted September 25, 2017
    Patrick McEneaney shares his experience of success: starting and operating a new stone working business. Written by Stone Trust Board Member Nancy Shepherd Patrick McEneaney - Village Stonesmith Gardens & Masonry, Inc. After over 20 years of gathering work experience, Patrick decided he was ready to start his own business four years ago. “We hit [...]
    Check out the October Workshop Site
    Posted September 25, 2017
    See where our October 2017 workshops will be held in the video below.   These are our last workshops for 2017 so don't miss out! The Friday October 6th Site Prep workshop will teach you how to go from this old linear rock pile to a site that is ready to wall, with the stone sorted, [...]
    Waller of the Month: Kim and Jerry Coggin
    Posted September 18, 2017

    Kim and Jerry Coggin (Pennsylvania), own and operate Laurel Stoneworks which is located in the beautiful Laurel Highlands are of South central PA. Laurel Stoneworks specializes in the art and craft of dry aid stonework. Kim has been working with dry stone for over eight years. Both Kim and Jerry currently hold Level Two Certificates from the Dry Stone Walling Association…

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