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Derek Stearns

32 How-Tos From Derek Stearns

  1. 11. How To Build a Stone Patio and Curved Stone Wall

    An ordinary backyard gets transformed with an ideal space for outdoor dining and entertaining.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $2500 to $5000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  2. 12. How to Install a Manufactured Stone Fireplace

    Give your tired fireplace surround a makeover by installing floor-to-ceiling manufactured stone and a brand new mantel.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  3. 13. How to Install Granite Countertops

    In this project, expert stone masons Derek Stearns and Dean Marsico use a system of granite pieces to simulate the look of slab granite

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $2500 to $5000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  4. 14. How To Make a Stone-top Coffee Table

    When is a stone more than a stone? When it's a coffee table.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $2500 to $5000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  5. 15. How to Build a Fieldstone Planting Wall

    If you have an old timber-framed planting bed, consider swapping it out with an attractive field stone wall.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  6. 16. How to Lay a Cobblestone Driveway

    New cobblestone paver systems make it easier to give a tired driveway Old World appeal.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1000 to $2500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  7. 17. How to Install Interior Brick Veneer

    After you've installed a fiberboard base to your wall, follow these instructions to lay out and attach brick veneer.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  8. 18. How to Build an Outdoor Shower

    This outdoor shower is tiled with easy-to-install river rock mesh squares, giving it an elaborate look in a fraction of the time.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  9. 19. How to Build and Install a Concrete Countertop

    Learn how to design, build and install a beautiful concrete countertop.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $1000 to $2500
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  10. 20. How to Lay a Flagstone Patio

    To create a rustic looking patio and walkway, there is no better material than natural flagstone.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate

About Derek Stearns

Derek Stearns

Derek Stearns, a stone craftsman from the greater Boston area of Massachusetts, grew up under the leadership of Arthur Stearns.

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