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Derek Stearns

34 How-Tos From Derek Stearns

  1. 21. How to Prepare for a Fire Pit

    The key to headache-free work is organization. Begin a fire pit project by organizing a tool area and an area for mixing concrete and m...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  2. 22. How To Set Capstones for a Fire Pit

    Learn how to put the finishing touches on a fire pit with capstones and a seating area.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  3. 23. 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
  4. 24. How To Set Stones for a Fire Pit

    Learn how to put together the stones for a fire pit.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to 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 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
  7. 27. Fireplace Makeover: Measuring and Choosing Stone

    Use these step-by-step instructions to measure a fireplace and choose stone for this refacing project.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1000 to $2500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  8. 28. Fireplace Makeover: Demolition and Veneer Preparation

    Before refacing the fireplace can begin, the existing hearth must be removed. Also, the fireplace must have a rough, porous surface for...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  9. 29. How to Complete the Form and Pour Concrete for a Vanity Top

    DIY pros show how to complete building a form and pour concrete for a customized vanity top.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  10. 30. How to Design and Build a Form for a Concrete Vanity Top

    Easily customized to your decor, concrete adds elegance to any bathroom.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $1000 to $2500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard

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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