Techniques for Dry-Laid Stone Walls

Learn how to build a wall using techniques for dry-laid stone walls, including types of rock determine the wall design, wall layout and foundation, laying stone, setting ends and corners and building retaining walls.

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A good wall will outlast us all, so make it a fitting monument to yourself. For maximum stability over the coming centuries of changing temperatures, snow and rain, burrowing wildlife, and clambering kids, try to set every rock flat and horizontal in the wall so that gravity pulls straight down on it.
ILLUSTRATION: KEN LIN