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Mortared stone wallAt last, the fifth of the five articles I promised! I have previously written about walls of natural stone, engineered wall blocks, cultured stone, and pressure-treated timbers.

Mortared stone is technically not the most difficult, but it is the most labor intensive; essentially you're taking big rocks and making them into little ones. Done correctly, mortared stone is, in my mind, the nicest looking work you will ever see. I think that you'll agree when you see some of the gallery photos.

That said, take a gander at the gallery and we'll move on to the fun stuff.

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Mortared rock walls: a how-to(click thumbnails to view gallery)

The first row of block on the footer.Brick ties.Mortared blocks in place.Tennesse fieldstone.Trying the rock for location.


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