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

    How to split a boulder!
    Posted May 23, 2019

    Have you ever wondered how you work with boulders when building a stone wall? Watch this great video to see how you can split a boulder using feathers and wedges.


    Australian Walling
    Posted May 17, 2019
    Bryce Holingsworth sent us these photos and captions from his experience working with some wallers in Australia this past winter, (Australian Summer!).  Looks like he had a fantastic time! Four Images of the Sunken Shack project I did with Josh Bowes over the course of three days out in the bush in Victoria, using only [...]
    What is a Historic Rebuild Workshop?
    Posted May 17, 2019

    We have two great 2.10 Historic Wall Rebuild Workshops coming up in June.  But what is a Historic Rebuild Workshop like, and how is it different from other workshops? Read this post to find out!


    Waller of the Month: Bryce Hollingsworth
    Posted May 9, 2019

    BRYCE HOLLINGSWORTH (Massachusetts) focuses his energy on the construction of dry stone projects primarily for residential clients in Western Massachusetts, but travels anywhere for the right job.


    Walling Day & Retaining Wall! (May 4 & 5, 2019)
    Posted May 6, 2019

    Several experienced wallers got to have a great time working with Master Craftsmen Dan Snow and Jared Flynn building this new permanent wall at The Scott Farm.  The wall was built as a hybrid of vertical stack and herringbone techniques.  Provided that there is good end wall end support this style of construction is very strong and fast to build.  And it was a new experience for the participants. 


    Spring Certification Test Day! (May 3, 2019)
    Posted May 6, 2019

    May 3rd 2019 brought another DSWA-GB Certification Test day to the Stone Trust.  With 10 initial level tests, 4 intermediate level tests, and 1 advanced part A test to mark, it was a busy day for examiners Chris Tanguay, Michael Weitzner.  The initial level candidates all passed, and many showed excellent quality, greatly improving the wall that was there previously.


    A wonderful weekend with Intro to Walling and Cheek Ends (May 4 & 5, 2019)
    Posted May 6, 2019
    24 workshop participants took down and reassembled nearly 80 linial feet of dry stone wall.  Learning the principles of how to build correctly so the walls will stand the test of time.  From foundations, to setting the top cope stones on everyone did a fantastic job and learned a lot.  The instructors for the workshop [...]
    Great fun learning Steps & Stairs! (April 27, 2019)
    Posted April 30, 2019

    Eight participants enjoyed lots of one-on-one time with three experienced instructors!


    Enthusiasm reigns at the Women’s Intro Workshop! (April 13, 2019)
    Posted April 15, 2019

    12 enthusiastic women had a great time coming together to learn the basics of dry stone walling.


    16 participants enjoy a great Introduction to Dry Stone Walling! (April 14, 2019)
    Posted April 15, 2019

    A fun day learning the basics of dry stone walling at The Stone Trust Center in Dummerston, VT!


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