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Derek Stearns

54 How-Tos From Derek Stearns

  1. 31. 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
  2. 32. How to Utilize a Quarry

    Use this "survival guide" to equip and empower yourself for that next trip to the quarry.

    Cost:
    $0 to $0
  3. 33. 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
  4. 34. 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
  5. 35. 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
  6. 36. 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
  7. 37. 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
  8. 38. 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
  9. 39. 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
  10. 40. 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

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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