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

    Workshop rebuilding old field wall in Vermont
    Join the Volunteer Email List
    Posted March 22, 2017

    Are you interested in hearing about opportunities to volunteer at The Stone Trust?

    We typically have several volunteer days per year to help get our training sites ready for workshops and work on special projects.

    Volunteer days can involve all kinds of tasks including:

    The finished build with team that made it happen
    Boston Flower Show: Wallers win Best of Show and More
    Posted March 21, 2017

    For the 3rd year in a row Brian Fairfield of Maine Stonework lead the build at The Boston Flower and Garden Show, which is open Wednesday March 22 – Sunday March 26, 2017.

    Brian designed the concept and brought together a great group of wallers to make it all happen. Over the days 11 people built this Dry Stone Fairy House garden. Awards were just given out and it won Best in Show and 4 other awards.

    Great Video with Interview of Sally Hodgson
    Posted March 17, 2017

    Sally Hodgson, the worlds only DSWA-GB Certified Master Craftswomen and Examiner will be coming to The Stone trust in May to teach and examine. This video features a great interview with her, covering her travels and experience.

    Stone Walls That Stay Built
    Posted March 17, 2017

    Brian Post, Executive Director of The Stone Trust and DSWA-GB Certified Master Craftsman, wrote an article about building Dry Stone Walls for the current Issue of Fine Home Building Magazine.

    The six page feature article covers the basic rules and more in succinct and easy to read language. With lots of action pictures and clear illustrations, it is a great guide for learning walling practices that will allow your walls to stand for centuries.

    Waller of the Month: TJ Mora
    Posted March 3, 2017

    TJ Mora, featured in The Stone Trust’s 2017 Calendar, is the owner of Mora Stoe. TJ is an Intermediate (Level II) DSWA-GB certified waller. He is also a DSWA-GB Certified Instructor. TJ is a professional member of The Stone Trust and will be instructing our May 6 Outdoor Intro Workshop, a Two Day Outdoor Workshop on June 24-25, and a Test Prep Workshop on Septermber 8.

    Level 3 Part A Test Wall
    Upper Level Testing Part 1: Level III Part A.
    Posted February 20, 2017

    This is the first in a series of planned posts to provide additional information to those wallers who want to progress in certification beyond Level 2.

    A screen shot from the Chronicle about The Stone Trust
    See the Stone Trust on The Chronicle Feb 7 2017
    Posted February 7, 2017

    You can now watch the short piece that the TV Show Chronicle did about The Stone Trust online. It starts off with an introduction about New England Stone walls by author Robert Thorson, and then goes right to The Stone Trust.

    Boston Flower Show 2016
    Waller of the Month: Brian Fairfield
    Posted February 7, 2017

    Brian Fairfield, featured in The Stone Trust’s 2017 Calendar, is the owner of Maine Stonework. Brian is an Advanced (Level III) DSWA-GB certified waller. He is also a DSWA-GB Certified Instructor. Brian is a professional member of The Stone Trust and will be instructing our Oct 6 Site Prep Workshop & Oct 7&8 Two Day Walling Workshop.

    Brian has designed and lead walling crews on big builds at the Boston Flower Show for in 2015 & 2016. And he is currently gearing up to do it again for 2017. Photos of these builds are on this page and feature in our calendars.

    Stone Carving Workshops with Kerry O Furlani
    Posted January 26, 2017

    Kerry O Furlani has two Slate Carving workshops coming up this winter which are specifically for dry stone walling professionals and enthusiasts. The Stone Trust has worked with Kerry to make these workshops possible.

    Thank you to our Annual Appeal Contributors!
    Posted January 12, 2017

    A big thank you to everyone who contributed to our annual appeal. Because of your contributions, we met our goal of raising the $7000 need for matching grant to further expand the Masters Features Park. We also have an good start on our scholarship fund, with enough for several scholarships, and we look forward to continuing to raise additional funds for this throughout the year. Overall this was our biggest return ever for an annual appeal, both in terms of numbers of donors and total value.

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