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The Meaning of Masonry
W. L. Wilmshurst
0760710929
December 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
The papers here collected have been written with a view to promoting the deeper understanding of the meaning of Masonry; to providing the explanation of it that one constantly hears called for. The meaning of Masonry, however, is a subject usually left entirely unexpounded and that accordingly remains largely unrealized by its members save such few as make it their private study. It seems taken for granted that reception into the Order will automatically be accompanied by an ability to appreciate forthwith and at its full value all that one there finds. The contrary is the case, for Masonry is a veiled and cryptic expression of the difficult science of spiritual life, and the understanding of it calls for special and informed guidance on the one hand, and on the other a genuine and earnest desire for knowledge on...


Design of Reinforced Masonry Structures

0070633665


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Book Description
Over the years, reinforced masonry has evolved as a new engineering material of construction that is used all over the United States and many foreign countries. Although the use of unreinforced masonry materials dates back to some 4000 BC, reinforced masonry has evolved into a standard building material in the United States for structures up to 3 stories and in Mexico up to seven stories. The author includes appropriate theory for design and construction methods and prevailing codes and specifications required by the industry.


Building with Masonry: Brick, Block, and Concrete

1561583367


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Bread Builders: Hearth Loaves and Masonry Ovens
Daniel Wing
1890132055
April 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
In recent years, a revived and burgeoning interest in wholesome, locally baked bread has swept the country, with bakeries springing up in small towns and major urban areas alike, producing an astounding variety of interesting, crusty, tasty, handmade breads. The Bread Builders explains the grains and flours, leavens and doughs, the chemistry of bread, and the physics of baking in a big book filled with helpful drawings, photographs, recipes, and tips. In a unique angle for a book on baking bread, it also includes detailed diagrams and instructions for building your own masonry bread oven from scratch.

As Laurel Robertson, author of The New Laurel's Kitchen says, "This book is ice cream for a baker! We visit legendary bakeries, meet wonderful people, learn all sorts of fascinating scientific information with practical...



Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete and Masonry Buildings

0471549150


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Book Description
Emphasizes actual structural design, not analysis, of multistory buildings for seismic resistance. Strong emphasis is placed on specific detailing requirements for construction. Fundamental design principles are presented to create buildings that respond to a wide range of potential seismic forces, which are illustrated by numerous detailed examples. The discussion includes the design of reinforced concrete ductile frames, structural walls, dual systems, reinforced masonry structures, buildings with restricted ductility and foundation walls. In addition to the examples, full design calculations are given for three prototype structures.

The publisher, John Wiley & Sons
Emphasizes actual structural design, not analysis, of multistory buildings for seismic resistance. Strong...


Modern Masonry
Clois E. Kicklighter
1566379628
March 2002
Textbook Paperback
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Book Info
Provides a thorough grounding in safe methods of laying brick, block, and stone, as well as a broad understanding of materials and their properties. Includes over 75 procedures for laying brick, block, and stone.


Making & Installing Handmade Tiles
Angelica Pozo
1579905250
Apr 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
With more than 70,000 copies sold, Lark's Handmade Tiles and its beautiful ideas have delighted crafters everywhere, and whetted their appetites for more. They'll find just what they're looking for in these dozen ceramic tile projects, which include everything from trivets to tabletops to stepping stones. The wealth of practical, visually breathtaking information covered here includes everything from design and formation through decoration and site installation, making this manual an absolute must in every ceramics and home improvement library. Find out about basic tools and materials, glaze application, and techniques for making slab tiles. Get the lowdown on mosaics, and stamped, carved, and inlaid designs. With these techniques, even beginning crafters can start working fast, and move on to simple stair...


Concrete at Home: Innovative Forms and Finishes: Countertops, Floors, Walls, and Places
Fu-Tung Cheng
156158682X
January 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Cheng (Concrete Countertops) brings his skill and creativity to the rest of the house, exploring the design and building of floors, walls, patios and fireplaces as well as kitchen counters and sinks—all using concrete. Not one to stick to basics, he offers suggestions for conceptualizing and integrating artful elements—columns, fountains, inlays—into nearly every room. Copious close-up photographs show Cheng and his team at work as they frame, pour, shape and finish concrete-centric projects for various clients. The books breaks down projects into manageable pieces, while detailed instructions and diagrams lead readers from idea through preparation to execution. Finishing touches and whimsical elements are important, and this detailed manual "contains a healthy respect for the discipline of the...


Tile Your World: John Bridge's New Tile Setting Book
John P. Bridge
0974275433
December 20, 2003
Paperback
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Builders' Booksource
John Bridge's book has the kind of depth and breadth of information that we are sold on.

Cambium Books
Very complete coverage . . .

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Foundations and Concrete Work
Fine Homebuilding Magazine
1561585378
Feb 2003
Paperback
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Creative Concrete Ornaments for the Garden: Making Pots, Planters, Birdbaths, Sculpture and More
Sherri Warner Hunter
1579905854
May 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Hunter introduces the fundamentals of concrete within the context of craft, familiarizing novices with the tools, equipment, mixing methods, and safety precautions used with the most common general-purpose cement, Portland Type I. She moves from a brief history to discussions of aggregates such as pea gravel and marble chips to mixing and finishing, woodworking, and metalworking. Starting with the basic mix, readers will find recipes for 21 varieties, and an initial project: casting a simple bowl. Hunter moves on to flexible molds and various core materials used to produce landscape statuary and concrete columns. The basics of cement carving are covered, as are techniques for texturing the surfaces of outdoor chairs and garden sculpture. Each of 25 projects, advancing from beginning to intermediate and advanced, is...


Sunset Decorative Concrete
Jeanne Huber
0376011602
June 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
0-376-01160-2


Complete Guide to Home Masonry: Step-by-Step Projects and Repairs Using Concrete, Brick, Block and Stone
Black & Decker (Compiler)
0865735921
March 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
The Complete Guide to Home Masonry is the most comprehensive and useful guide to masonry for today's do-it-yourself homeowner. It even includes natural stone-a material absent from many competitive titles. This book is the only resource on the market that provides clear step-by-step instructions and color photographs for building with the types of masonry materials that are in demand today, including stone veneer, glass block, concrete block, poured concrete, stucco, and brick.
Readers will discover that The Complete Guide to Home Masonry offers many of today's most popular masonry projects, including sidewalks, patios, driveways, barbecues, steps and retaining walls, as well as stunning projects you won't find anywhere else, such as circular stone windows, brick pillars, arches and a veneer stone wall.
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Bricklaying
Peter Cartwright
0071392394
Mar 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
BRICKWORKING FROM A-Z . . .FOR NOVICES TO EXPERIENCED PROS Whether you're a homeowner wanting to do your own repairs, a trade apprentice seeking to sharpen your skills, or a veteran craftsman or contractor with years of experience, you'll turn to this complete guide to bricklaying again and again. There is no more comprehensive or up-to-date reference available on the subject. Written by a pro with over 25 years in the field, Bricklaying features: * Over 560 technical drawings and diagrams illustrating technique and clear text that guides you every step of the way * Skill-building projects with start-to-finish instructions * Electricity and plumbing integration in brick construction * Solutions and preventive methods for high-wind concerns in cavity brickwork * Table for calculating how many bricks are needed...


Hidden Secrets of Masonry
Cathy Burns
0005405122
October 1992
Paperback
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Masonry and Concrete Construction
Craftsman Book Co
1572180447
December 1997
Paperback
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The Art & Craft of Stonescaping
David Reed
1579900186
Dec 1999
Hardcover
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About the Author
David Reed has 15 years of experience practicing all aspects of laid and mortared stonework. He has been active with his own stonework business, Circle of Stone, for the past 10 years, and, for the past 6 years has run workshops on the subject through The Folk Arts Center and North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville, North Carolina. He has made appearances on several television programs, including ones for PBS and HGTV.


Making Concrete Garden Ornaments
Sherri Warner Hunter
1579903185
May 28, 2002
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Decorated concrete figures have recently moved out of the realm of eccentric folk art and roadside religious "grottoes" into mainstream yards and gardens. Here are projects by several designers for making mosaic stepping stones, birdbaths, carved planters, and art figures. The projects are grouped by skill level and offer step-by-step instructions on how to mix concrete, make molds, and embed mosaics. The finished products are heavy, year-round installations intended to stay where they are placed. This is a good, practical book for public library craft and garden collections. Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description
A celebrated teacher has gathered the...


Stonework and Masonry Projects
Manufactured by Creative Publishing International
0865735824
July 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
- Covers stucco, glass block, hypertufa and tile in addition to traditional masonry materials.

About the Author
The editors of Creative Publishing international have created dozens of best-selling titles in the fields of home repair, home improvement, home decor, and landscaping.


Stonework
Charles McRaven
0882669761
Jan 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
Readers will learn to collect and handle stone while creating walls, stairs, pools, and even waterfalls.

From the Back Cover
Discover the lasting satisfaction of working with stone and learn the tricks of the trade from a master craftsman. No building material rivals stone for beauty, permanence, and enduring popularity. Builder Charles McRaven offers the benefits of his fifty years of stonework experience in Stonework, a book that will inform, entertain, and inspire anyone using or working with stone. McRaven helps even first-time builders comprehend the intricacies of working with different stone types; choosing the most suitable stone; handling, cutting, and shaping stone; working with recycled stone; and using stone inside the home. Stonework presents complete, fully...


Masonry
Simon and Schuster Staff
0130122688
January 1998
Textbook Paperback
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Scottish Rite Masonry Vol.1
Charles A. Blanchard
1930097379
June 1, 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
This Rite is now the ascendant troughout the Masonic worl. It consists of thirty-three degrees, counting the three old York Rite Degrees: Entered Apprentice; fellow craft; and master mason; which three degrees are the basis of all the Masonic Rites


Better Homes and Gardens Masonry and Concrete Step-By-Step
Better Homes and Gardens
0696221128
Jan 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Illustrated techniques to install, repair, replace, maintain, and improve patios, drives, steps, walkways, walls, and more.

Clever ideas will inspire capable masons, while novices appreciate the easy-to-follow project format.

Detailed photos and how-to illustrations accompany every project.

Step-by-step format provides basics for beginners and reassurance on complex projects for more experienced DIYers.

Updated photos and detailed illustrations explain techniques.

Lists time, materials, tools, and skills required for each project.



Small Barn Plans for Owner-Builders
Craig Wallin
0933239378
September 3, 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
SMALL BARN PLANS FOR OWNER-BUILDERS is a both a book of barn plans and an owner-builder guide to managing your own barn building project in just four easy steps. First step...learn how to design your own barn or adapt one of the 12 barn plans in the book. Step 2...Estimate the cost of your barn and get competitive bids and save thousands of dollars. Step 3...Learn how to manage your building project like a pro to save time and money. The book includes checklists and schedules to make it easy. Last step...learn how to successfully work with subcontractors and suppliers to save up to 20%! SMALL BARN PLANS FOR OWNER-BUILDERS includes professional construction plans, including floor plans, elevations, cross-sections, floor framing plans, roof framing plans,structural details and a cupola plan for 12 popular barn...


Building Stone Walls
John Vivian
0882660748
January 3, 1976
Paperback
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Amazon.com
Well, here it is: Basic tools, basic techniques, illustrations and photographs, and all the planning and safety instructions you will need to build a variety of stone walls. This is a book that can help you beautify your back yard with the grace and texture of natural stone, or launch you on a career of reconstructing the Inca Empire or building a second Great Wall of China if you get carried away. Up to you...

Book Description
Includes equipment requirements, instructions for creating wall foundations, coping with drainage problems, and hints for incorporating gates, fences, and stiles.

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Reinforced Masonry Engineering Handbook
James E. Amrhein
0849375517
March 5, 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description

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