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
Update from the Monastery project in Fairfield, Pennsylvania. Test day and Natural Hydraulic Lime Mortar Training
On a blue sky day at Broadview Farm, 16 participants learned the basic craft of dry stone wall building.
Updates from the Monastery project in Fairfield, Pennsylvania
Join Tear Cap Workshops in partnership with The Stone Trust for a weekend of Stonewall Building in Hiram, Maine
Check out the latest Stonechat booklet! It’s in the mail to all Stone Trust members.
JUDY RAND (New York) came to a workshop at The Stone Trust in 2014 looking to learn how to fix a wall on her property – and found a love for building stone walls.
JARED FLYNN, a native Vermonter and founding member of The Stone Trust, is featured in The Stone Trust’s 2018 Calendar for the month of June. The featured photo is a large retaining wall built to support a parking area.
Starting with quarried material, and some boulders from the site, participants in this workshop honed their skills in breaking and splitting large stone, as well as chisel and hammer techniques for refined shaping.
Taking their skill to the next level, these participants had a fun day of learning the basics of small arch building.
We’re excited to announce we’ve been working on a special edition t-shirt exclusively for participants of the Bridge Building Workshop Series.