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

    Reflections from Our New Executive Director
    Posted November 6, 2019

    Last Saturday’s Introduction to Dry Stone Walling marked the end of my third week as Executive Director of The Stone Trust (TST). (You may recall from September’s newsletter that outgoing ED, Brian Post, has decided to focus his considerable expertise on program development and evaluation.) The day started in the indoor training facility in the […]

    Indoors at the Intro to Walling workshop! (Nov. 2, 2019)
    Posted November 4, 2019

    As with all our workshops, it was a day of instruction, lots of hands-on experience and personal interaction. Over the course of the 13 participants each built about 25 sq. ft. of wall (one side), using round field stone stone indoors at The Stone Trust Center.

    Masterclass: Problems and Planning, Part 2
    Posted November 1, 2019

    Last time I stated that “Inevitably a wall has faults, being a better waller involves reducing these faults, and not compounding those that are made…” a philosophy I shall now add to… When building a wall you are presented with a series of problems to solve. The nature and severity of these will vary depending on stone and how you put them together.

    Waller of the month: Jared Grant
    Posted November 1, 2019

    JARED GRANT (Maine) began building stone walls in 2000, and now owns and operates Shangri-La Stoneworks. The majority of his work is dry stone construction, including garden settings, outdoor living spaces, walls, and flatwork.

    Dry Stone wall at Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
    Posted October 28, 2019

    Andy Goldsworthy was commissioned to create a stone structure for the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Knasas City. While he hired wallers from England for the stonework, many members of The Stone Trust have the same certification.

    A Gratifying Day at this year’s last Women’s Workshop! (Oct. 20, 2019)
    Posted October 22, 2019

    Another gorgeous fall day at the indoor Stone Trust training facility. All of the participants had a great time learning the basics of dry stone walling along with the gratification of being empowered with their new knowledge to apply towards their own projects at home.

    Beautiful weather for an Intro to Walling workshop! (Oct. 19, 2019)
    Posted October 21, 2019

    The weather couldn’t have better!  A beautiful fall day in Vermont at The Stone Trust greeted our workshop participants this past Saturday for a lovely day of walling and camaraderie.

    2-Day Intro Workshop overlaps with Granite Museum’s Annual Festival (Oct. 12 & 13, 2019)
    Posted October 21, 2019

    Since October 12th was the Vermont Granite Museum’s annual Granite Festival, it was the perfect time for the Stone Trust to hold a 2-Day Intro workshop in conjunction with the museum in Barre. Beautiful weather and peak foliage added to the experience of learning the fundamentals of dry stone wall building.

    2019 Member newsletter is finally here!
    Posted October 15, 2019

    The 2019 Newsletter, full of in-depth articles and gorgeous photos was just mailed out to all Stone Trust members, one of the many benefits of being a member.

    Heirloom Apple Days and Dry Stone Walls on October 13 & 14th!
    Posted September 30, 2019

    Sunday & Monday, October 13th & 14th are the 17th Annual Heirloom Apple Days at the Scott Farm and The Stone Trust will be giving tours of its Stone Wall Park! Kids (and everyone) can try their hand at stacking stone in the mini-walling park.

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