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Stone Circle

Posted by Myrdin none (My Page) on
Fri, Oct 11, 13 at 12:50

I have mostly lurked here, only posting a couple of times. And, This project includes papercrete, regular concrete, Real stone and my own version of cementmache as well as Hypertufa, but since I found all my information by starting with This board, I'll post here.
Starting last Fall, and then doing most of this through Spring and Summer, I have built my own stone circle. I'll try and post a few pictures. I apologize in advance, My photography equipment is cheap and my skill non-existent.

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I will be adding some stone-looking benches, plantings, maybe some mulch, a small water feature and a small fire feature next spring. I'll post updates, including the effects of Winter and any changes/repairs that I have to make.

This post was edited by Myrdin on Fri, Dec 27, 13 at 16:32


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RE: Stone Circle

You have been having some fun. Wish your pics were better.


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RE: Stone Circle

Well, my first update has come much sooner than I expected. 500lbs. of falling oak was enough to crack the *expletive* out of the hypertufa coating on the Eastern Trilithon and knock a few chunks out of the Styrofoam core. However, thanks I am sure to the rebar reinforcement, neither pillar nor the lintel broke. I will be recoating as soon as we have temperatures that consistently remain above 50 degrees at night (in other words, likely not until Spring).


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awwww, sorry!


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Thanks. It could have been a lot worse. I am kind of impressed that the foam held so well even with the rebar reinforcing.


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New pics from New Camera

Same Lousy photographer though .....

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Should have taken pictures of the snow .... it was Beautiful! But, too cold for my tastes. The sand-and-all-weather-adhesive mix I used as a temporary patch for the cracks caused by the falling limbs seems to have worked perfectly and I'll add more hypertufa over it in Spring. One more pic (not foggy and Not Photoshopped. apparently this is what happens when you exhale at the same time you snap a photo in cold weather, but I kind of like it):

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Stones in the Snow!

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I love it! Very creative.


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This looks impressive "so far". Why don't you finish it? Don't be shy. It all looks impressive, not sure what you are trying to ultimately make , though.


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I'm not shy. I just work 6 days a week. And, with first the incessant rains of the Spring followed by the Summer heat, I haven't had as much time to work on The Circle as I'd hoped. I do have the benches in, but unsurfaced. Until they are surfaced, they aren't much to look at, just 4 sets of four 24" by 18" patio pavers supported by ten 8" by 16" concrete blocks. When I get the chance to surface them, then I'll post a new set of pictures.


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So, they still look like cinder blocks with pavers on top. :P

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They will provide good, sturdy seating when The Circle is used.

This post was edited by Myrdin on Sun, Jul 6, 14 at 23:18


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