The Medieval Castle Builders

The Medieval Castle Builders Project Directory

Welcome the Medieval Castle Builders Project Directory, this is a Lübeck Haus castle construction project site.
This web site is a part of the family of web sites owned and operated by Lübeck Haus. This site is a source of stone masonry and timber working tools and equipment. Additionally we provide medieval castle construction information, castle books, stone masonry books, building with timber books, and general building construction books, castle photos, project ideas, and additional help for those brave and daring builders who are planning to build, are building, or perhaps, do own and maintain a medieval castle.
This site will strive to provide an information source for stone masons and castle builders, and with which will help to begin to build a castle. We are talking full size stone and timber medieval castles designed and patterned after existing castles in Europe. You know the kind that puts shivers down your back when you go into them. Sometimes you can sense the history in one of these architectural masterpieces. Or perhaps something else. If you have stayed for any length of time in one, you know what I mean.
Up until now our stone and timber workshop, Old Castle Shop, was the source of castle ideas, castle links, castle books, castle plans, construction ideas, terminology, planning ideas, and other information. Old Castle Shop will continue to do so.
The workshop web site can be accessed by clicking on Old Castle Shop .
This web site will not replace our workshop one, but both will work together on any castle, masonry, or timberframing project.

NEW PROJECT:
We are planning to build and are laying the ground work for a mid size castle to be built in the State of Washington. This full size stone and timber castle will be built along the style of a medieval period castle that could be found today in the Alps Mountain region of Europe. This castle will be of the Burg configeration rather than that of a Schloss. We will not copy any particular existing castle, but will design this castle from the ground up.
However, it definitely will appear as a medieval castle, will have the features and capabilities of one, and could easily function as a working castle at any time during the medieval period. But like all of our castles, designed and built for modern living.
For a brief pictoral of our favorite castle, Click Here .
If you have an interest in helping us with this project, or simply have a question, send an email to feedback@sedelmeier.com

INFORMATION SOURCES:
When you are planning for your next masonry, timberframing, or boulder landscaping project and you need a few good books, visit one of our bookstores. When you need to get some good structural and civil engineering books, construction books, building with stone, stone masonry, timberframing books, castle books, or a video on castles, plus construction tools and equipment, go to our main store and bookstore, Lübeck Haus.
Several pertinent book categories links to our bookstore are below for your convenience.
Scroll down or you may also Click Here to go directly to several recommended book categories for books
on castles, masonry construction, timberframing, and engineering.

CASTLE CONSTRUCTION PLANNING:
For a discussion on designing and constructing a stone and timber castle. Click Here

SURVEYS:
To take part in a series of surveys about castles, Click Here
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GUESTBOOK:
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Medieval Castle Examples

Burg Heidenreichstein

Burg Heidenreichstein

Burg Falkenstein

Burg Falkenstein





Burg Kreuzenstein

Burg Kreuzenstein



Burg Erlebnisburg

Burg Hohenzollern

Burg Hohenzollern



Festung Hohenwerfen

Architecture & Castle Books

The books in these categories of books are available at Lübecks Bookstore and are recommended reading.
These links go directly to Lübecks Bookstore.
Click on the category of your choice, then select your book. To read more about that book, click on the book title. Then follow instructions to complete your purchase.

Medieval Castles:

Medieval Castle Videos:

Medieval Knights & Weapons:

Masonry:

Timberframing:

Falconry & Jousting Tournaments:

Concrete & Brick Construction, Lime Making

Civil Engineering:

Architectural Drafting & Modeling:

Blacksmithing, Weapon Making & Wrought Iron:

Professional & Technical:

Professional Work Clothing:

Stone Masonry & Timber Framing Tools

  • Stone Masonry Tools
    Select from dozens of stone and brick masonry tools, including bricklayers hammers, stone mason sledges, stone splitting wedges, slab spitters, rock picks, pneumatic stone carving hammers, and much more.
  • Stone Masonry Hand Tools
    Select additional masonry tools, including Stainless Steel Masonry Trowels, Chisels, Hammers, 48" Masonry Levels, Paver Extracting Tongs, powered masonry saws, Masonry Grinding Wheels, Masonry Drill Bit Sets, Masonry Drill Bit, Carbide-Tipped Spiral Drill Bits, Brushes, Mason's Gloves, and much more.
  • Masonry Hammers
    A large section of masonry hammers and equipment.
  • Timber Tools
    Offers timber working tools from leading manufacturers.
  • Chain Saws
    Offers chain saws, chains, accessories, and tool kits from leading manufacturers, including Husqvarna, McCulloch, and Oregon.
  • Masonry Hammers
    A great selection of masonry hammers and hammer sets made by Trow and Holden Company.
  • Masonry Chisels
    A great selection of masonry chisels and chisel sets made by Trow and Holden Company.
  • Masonry Tools & Equipment
    Stone, brick, block, and concrete work tools and equipment.
  • Rebar Cutters
    Select from more that seventy rebar cutters, including those that will cut any size rebar up to #6. Models include Electric Rebar Cutters, portable Electric and Cordless Rebar Cutters, Hydraulic Rebar Cutter, and several models that are both a Rebar Cutter & Bender.
  • Masonry Tools & Equipment
    Offers a selection of hard hats, masonry tools and other equipment from leading manufacturers.
  • Construction Equipment
    Offers a selection of construction equipment from leading manufacturers.
  • AC Power Generators
    Offers a selection of power generators from leading manufacturers.

Construction Contractor's Tools

Wrought Iron And Forge Project Links

Utility Links

If you have comments, questions, or suggestions, email webmaster at workers@oldcastleshop.com

This page was first published November 18, 2004.
This page last updated May 30, 2012.