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

    The Stone Trust e-Newsletter
    Posted September 6, 2019

    Sign up for The Stone Trust e-Newsletter and get the latest news on a variety of dry stone wall related topics. Get building tips, workshop schedules, event listings and news about The Stone Trust.


    Waller of the month: Dave Fielder
    Posted September 4, 2019
    DAVE FIELDER (Massachusetts) began working with stone in 1995. “My father and I rebuilt an old stone barn on the west coast of Scotland, later that summer I was fortunate enough to work with Dave Goulder [DSWA Master Craftsman] on a farm wall near his home in Rose Hall, Scotland. It was here that I [...]
    1.20 Two Day Workshop in Hiram ME Time-lapse Video
    Posted September 4, 2019
    Check out the site and progress for a two day workshop in Hiram ME.  Located at Tear Cap Workshops Beautiful facility.  This video shows the the September 2018 workshop in full. Check out what a 1.20 Introductory dry stone wall workshop at The Stone Trust is like.  See how the course progresses through the day [...]
    What is a 2-day workshop in Dummerston VT Like?
    Posted September 4, 2019
    Check out what a 1.20 Introductory dry stone wall workshop at The Stone Trust is like.  See how the course progresses through the day and what is covered.  This video takes place at our Dummerston Training Center.  This course is also frequently taught at our MT Vernon NH site, with similar stone in an outdoor [...]
    What is a 1-day workshop Like?
    Posted September 4, 2019
    Check out what a 1.10 Introductory dry stone wall workshop at The Stone Trust is like.  See how the course progresses through the day and what is covered.  This video takes place at our Dummerstone Training Center.  This course is also frequently taught at our MT Vernon NH site, with similar stone in an outdoor [...]
    Board of Directors Openings:
    Posted September 4, 2019

    The Stone Trust board of directors is looking to fill several vacant slots on the Stone Trust’s board of Directors.  Practical skill building walls is not a requirement.  Excitement and passion for our mission to preserve and advance dry stone walls is!  We are currently looking for board members with expertise in a variety of […]


    Position Available: Executive Director of The Stone Trust
    Posted September 4, 2019

    The Stone Trust is seeking an individual with experience leading and growing non-profit or similar organizations.  The right candidate should be experienced with business management; non profit growth, development and governance; and be excited to promote our mission to preserve and advance dry stone walls.  Hands on experience building stone walls is not a requirement […]


    Change is in the air!
    Posted September 4, 2019
    Brian Post, our dedicated Executive Director for the past 4 ½ years, will be shifting to a more limited role in the Trust focused on the technical aspects of walling and training.  We want to express our tremendous gratitude to him for all he has done for The Stone Trust.  He will step down as [...]
    Batter Boards now available!
    Posted September 3, 2019

    Batter Boards are back in stock! Custom made by certified waller Seth Harris, these boards are indispensable when building dry stone walls.


    Dry Stone Railroad Bridge and Culvert
    Posted August 26, 2019
    I recently got a chance to check out two wonderful examples of dry stone infrastructure with Michael Weitzner in Cavendish VT.  Likely made from the stone excavated in near by cuttings these stone features show excellent work with the local level bedded gneiss.  This section of railway line was built in or around 1848 connecting [...]

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