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I’m no stranger to brick and block, but I’ve worked with stone for over 25 years. I prefer the look and the challenge of stonemasonry, so, early on, I began to specialize. I’ve worked with a wide variety of materials, including quarrystone, which is relatively geometric in shape, and fieldstone, which is rounded and randomly shaped. Each stone type requires a specific layup technique. In this article, I’ll explain how I apply a fieldstone veneer to the face of a building. There’s no question that you can support a massive structure on a solid stone foundation, but for reasons of speed and economy, foundation stonework has mostly been relegated to the function of cosmetic veneer. Unlike manmade concrete “stone,”