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Derek Stearns

54 How-Tos From Derek Stearns

  1. 41. 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
  2. 42. 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
  3. 43. 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
  4. 44. 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
  5. 45. 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
  6. 46. 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
  7. 47. How to De-Form, Polish and Install a Customized Concrete Vanity Top

    DIY pros show how to finish a concrete countertop for a bathroom vanity, including de-forming, polishing and installation.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  8. 48. 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. 49. How to Stamp a Concrete Porch Floor

    Rock Solid hosts Derek Stearns and Dean Marsico show how to use overlay and a pattern stamp to rework a cracked and peeling concrete po...

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  10. 50. How to Make a Rock Garden

    With some careful planting and specific stone choices, you can transform a garden headache into a little pocket of Zen.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $5000 to $10000
    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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