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

    Jared Flynn introducing the workshop at Dunning Stone
    Posted February 19, 2018

    Jared Flynn, DSWA-GB Master Craftsman Dry Stone Waller, introduces himself and the workshop held at Dunning Stone in Farmington, CT. Just a few spots left. Feb 28 and March 1st, 8am to 3pm. Cost is $575 with lunch included. Call Dunning Stone to register 860-470-7023

    “Walling for professionals” presentation in Farmington CT
    Posted February 14, 2018
    Feb. 28th 4-6pm.  Attendance cost is $100. Held at the Dunning Stone and Supply showroom, 163 Brickyard Rd.  Farmington, CT 06032 To Register for this presentation Call Dunning Stone at (860) 470-7023 In addition to the two day walling workshop being taught at Dunning Stone, Brian Post will be giving a presentation on building dry [...]
    Winter Walling Workshop at Dunning Stone in CT 2/28 & 3/1, 2018
    Posted February 14, 2018

    The workshop is intended for landscape and masonry contractors. It will be a two day workshop in Dunning Stone’s awesome heated indoor workshop space. The workshop will focus on the proper structural techniques for walling with several materials that are available from Dunning stone. This includes PA field stone, round ‘River Jacks’ and the local granite ledge. The workshop will focus on teaching the structural principals that allow stone walls to last, techniques to improve speed and efficiency, and on carefully following guidelines to achieve an even finish.

    Gilsum Stone Arch Bridge
    Posted February 13, 2018

    Southwestern NH is home to remarkable dry stone bridges many of which are still in use. Most of these were constructed in the later half of the 1800’s. The Stone Trust Bridge Tour will introduce you to several of them. As a taster, check out the Gilsum Stone Arch Bridge. 155 years after construction, it is still carrying everyday traffic. We will share the history of these bridges as well as examine the design and materials used as we navigate the byways of rural NH. Tour space is limited.

    Waller of the Month: Philip O’Donnell
    Posted February 5, 2018

    PHILIP O’DONNELL (New Hampshire), featured in The Stone Trust’s 2018 Calendar, is the founder and owner of New England Land Artisan, a landscape construction company established 22 years ago. Philip is relatively new to The Stone Trust and gained his Initial Certification this year and is working on the next level. Philip embraces the design process and is driven by optimism and constant inspiration. The result is thoughtful and expressive outdoor spaces and objects that have purpose. http://www.nelandartisan.com

    Winter Walling Workshop Feb 28 & March 1, 2018
    Posted February 1, 2018
    We have just confirmed a two-day walling workshop at Dunning Stone and Supply in Farmington, CT.  The workshop will take place Feb 28 & March 1, 2018.  This will be a contractor focused workshop and will take place in Dunning Stone's amazing heated indoor workshop! We will be using a mix of stones including Round [...]
    Small Arches Everywhere!
    Posted January 29, 2018
    Written by Pete Ryder St. Lawrence Market in Toronto has been a bustling site of commerce since the early 1800’s. In 1851 the market was expanded. That is probably the timeframe of the pictured sewer system. The lakeshore is about 1500 feet today. While the shoreline was likely closer in 1850, the outflow tunnel is [...]
    Support The Stone Trust with your Amazon Purchases
    Posted January 23, 2018

    The Stone Trust has is now Registered with the Amazon Smiles Program. By clicking the image above or link below you can have a small portion of your purchase value get donated to the The Stone Trust at no cost to you. It is a great way to support The Stone Trust all year long!


    Just be sure to always shop from the address https://smile.amazon.com. If you revert to just amazon.com we will will no longer get your support.

    Check out the Carving Studio & Sculpture Center
    Posted January 22, 2018
    Here at The Stone Trust we have a passion for stone walls, but also generally for many types of stone work, stone craft, and stone art.  We have been in touch with the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in West Rutland Vermont, and we think they are a fantastic organization and are well worth checking [...]
    Waller of the Month: Dan Snow
    Posted January 7, 2018

    DAN SNOW (Vermont), featured in The Stone Trust’s 2018 Calendar, is an art maker specializing in dry stone constructions. He has been building with stone since 1972 when he helped restore a 13th century castle in Italy. In 1986 he was an apprentice dyker in Scotland. Snow achieved DSWA-GB Mastercraftsman in 2000. Dan’s dry stone constructions include fences, pillars, staircases, bridges, follies, grottos, and environmental sculpture. In 2001 Snow authored “In the Company of Stone.” His second book “Listening to Stone”, came…

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