Masonry: The DIY Guide to Working with Concrete, Brick, Block, and Stone (Paperback)

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Masonry: The DIY Guide to Working with Concrete, Brick, Block, and Stone (Paperback)

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Masonry provides clear, accessible instructions that readers can use to do popular masonry projects the right way themselves. This book shows how to design, build and repair masonry like an expert, with the latest techniques and materials, step-by-step directions, safety advice, and hundreds of color illustrations. It is a must for anyone who wants to learn how to work successfully with concrete, brick, block, tile, or stone. Readers will learn the methods that professional masons use to construct walls, sidewalks, patios, barbeques and more. Basic techniques are described for working with mortar, making repairs to brick, mending concrete, attaching fastening, and removing stains. A section on building with concrete discusses what can go wrong and why, with sage advice on preparing for the project, forms, pouring and finishing, footings, and making adobe. This well-illustrated book reveals the secrets of working with rugged materials, with advice on selecting bricks, salvaging stone, breaking up masonry, and erecting scaffolding. Readers will discover the best way to pave a path, build a wall, or veneer a concrete slab with tile. Building instructions are included for concrete block, natural stone, decorative brick, serpentine walls, and brick and stone arches. Thorough coverage of masonry repairs and maintenance is also included, plus useful tips and special tricks of the trade.
John Kelsey is a journalist, an editor, and a writer specializing in woodworking and furniture making. He is a former editor in chief of "Fine Woodworking" magazine, the author of "Furniture Projects for the Deck and Lawn and Kid Crafts: Woodworking," and the editorial director for Fox Chapel Publishing.
Product Details ISBN: 9781565236981
ISBN-10: 156523698X
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing
Publication Date: May 1st, 2012
Pages: 264
Language: English