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Derek Stearns

54 How-Tos From Derek Stearns

  1. 21. 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
  2. 22. How to Build a Stone Fire Pit

    Heat up your backyard with the addition of a stone fire pit.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  3. 23. How to Add Acid Stain to a Concrete Floor

    Applying acid stain to a concrete floor can add dramatic marbling and give a depth of color not available in any other type of floor. T...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  4. 24. How to Install a Base for a Concrete Floor

    Concrete can be an interesting design statement for kitchen floors. New concrete-based products allow DIYers to create custom looks to ...

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $1000 to $2500
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  5. 25. How to Remove Tile Flooring

    Often the first step to installing a new floor, removing an old tile floor takes time and a bit of elbow grease.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  6. 26. How to Install a Skim Coat for a Concrete Floor

    Adding a skim coat is important because it will strengthen the floor, and when colored, acts as a primer coat for the second hand-trowe...

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  7. 27. How to Build a Dry-Stack Stone Retaining Wall

    A dry-stack stone retaining wall not only holds back the earth, it adds beauty to a landscape.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $1000 to $2500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  8. 28. How to Install Natural Stone Tile Flooring

    Make the most of your home by replacing ceramic tile with natural stone tile flooring. The experts show how to remove the old flooring ...

    Cost:
    $0 to $0
  9. 29. How to Lay a Circular Paver Patio

    Special concrete paver packs make laying an attractive circular patio a breeze.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  10. 30. How to Build Triangular Planter Boxes

    Add a splash of greenery to your outdoor living spaces with easy-to-construct triangular planter boxes.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    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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