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
Jared Flynn, DSWA-GB Master Craftsman Dry Stone Waller, introduces himself and the workshop held at Dunning Stone in Farmington, CT. Just a few spots left. Feb 28 and March 1st, 8am to 3pm. Cost is $575 with lunch included. Call Dunning Stone to register 860-470-7023
The workshop is intended for landscape and masonry contractors. It will be a two day workshop in Dunning Stone’s awesome heated indoor workshop space. The workshop will focus on the proper structural techniques for walling with several materials that are available from Dunning stone. This includes PA field stone, round ‘River Jacks’ and the local granite ledge. The workshop will focus on teaching the structural principals that allow stone walls to last, techniques to improve speed and efficiency, and on carefully following guidelines to achieve an even finish.
Southwestern NH is home to remarkable dry stone bridges many of which are still in use. Most of these were constructed in the later half of the 1800’s. The Stone Trust Bridge Tour will introduce you to several of them. As a taster, check out the Gilsum Stone Arch Bridge. 155 years after construction, it is still carrying everyday traffic. We will share the history of these bridges as well as examine the design and materials used as we navigate the byways of rural NH. Tour space is limited.
PHILIP O’DONNELL (New Hampshire), featured in The Stone Trust’s 2018 Calendar, is the founder and owner of New England Land Artisan, a landscape construction company established 22 years ago. Philip is relatively new to The Stone Trust and gained his Initial Certification this year and is working on the next level. Philip embraces the design process and is driven by optimism and constant inspiration. The result is thoughtful and expressive outdoor spaces and objects that have purpose. http://www.nelandartisan.com
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DAN SNOW (Vermont), featured in The Stone Trust’s 2018 Calendar, is an art maker specializing in dry stone constructions. He has been building with stone since 1972 when he helped restore a 13th century castle in Italy. In 1986 he was an apprentice dyker in Scotland. Snow achieved DSWA-GB Mastercraftsman in 2000. Dan’s dry stone constructions include fences, pillars, staircases, bridges, follies, grottos, and environmental sculpture. In 2001 Snow authored “In the Company of Stone.” His second book “Listening to Stone”, came…