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.
Join our email list to get your free download!
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
Many thanks to fellow board member Paul Peterson for interviewing Jordan and writing this profile. Jordan joined the board of The Stone Trust (TST) in May 2019. He is a member of the management team of Trow & Holden Company, a manufacturer of stone cutting tools in Barre, Vermont. Trow & Holden services the diverse […]
Workshop in Minnesota Check out our 2-Day Introduction to Dry Stone Walling in Isanti, MN on July 18 and 19. If you find that location convenient, you can learn from Advanced Waller Dan Peterson, instructor, professional member, and board member of The Stone Trust. October Workshops Added Many people registered for workshops in our July […]
Brian Post shares shares additional tricks and techniques when working with feathers and wedges (aka wedges and shims) to split stone. This detailed video is a great supplement to the Detailed guide to using feathers and wedges video. This video provides additional information about the hole sizes when using feathers and wedges, what to do if your feathers and wedges get stuck in the stone, and much more. Watch as we work large blocks from an abandoned quarry into great pieces for wall ends and troughs, each about 1/16 of the original block.
FRAN HAMMOND (Pennsylvania) is a DSWA-GB Level II Certified Waller and owner of Morning Dew Stonework and Landscape. Fran loves the harmony that can be created with natural stone and plant material.