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
A great 2-Day Walling Workshop with an enthusiastic group of participants in a wonderful indoor space!
Susan Allport, author of “Sermons in Stone”, will be giving a presentation based on her writings and research into the history of dry stone walls in New England and New York. The illustrated talk will be filled with great images of historic walls, and facts about the walls, who built them, and why.
The Stone Trust will be at the New England Hardscape Expo for the 1st time this year.
Two days only Wednesday March 13 8:00-5:00 and Thursday March 14 8:00-2:00. At the Rhode Island Convention Center 1 Sabin St, Providence RI.
TORBEN LARSEN (Vermont) is the owner of Windham Growers in Southern Vermont. They build patios, paths, and walls, but the real joy is in turning stone into art features such as orbs, birdbaths, benches, bridges, and arches.
The Scott Farm Loop Trail takes you right through The Stone Trust Master Feature Park where you can see some excellent examples of stonework.
My family has been slowly reclaiming a farm that had lain fallow for about half a century. During the process, we’ve been keen to put up walls using stones from the farm – and there’s plenty in the old fence bottoms. The local stone is mostly granite – and unfortunately shaped! We also get a fair number of boulders coming up through the fields – these make easy cheek ends. We took some inspiration from Galloway walls and decided to build a double-skin wall down low for 4 courses or so and use boulders on top. In case you’re wondering how we got the copes on top – using an excavator and rope slings. Not your typical stone wall, but it wouldn’t have been possible without the Stone Trust!”
On March 3rd, member Jamie Masefield will give a seminar on the Dry Stone Walls of Great Britain at the The Vermont Flower.Show.
Become a member of The Stone Trust and expand your knowledge and experience while helping to preserve and advance the art and craft of dry stone walling!
The Stone Trust has just confirmed a two-day 1.20 Dry Stone Wall workshop to be hosted at Stoneyard, Inc. in their indoor heated warehouse space March 21st and 22nd. Stoneyard Inc. is one the greater Boston area’s largest stone sellers, in business for over 3 decades.