Made With Trash
Dumped in the driveway were two very large dump trailers-full of masonry, concrete, and dirt. The debris came from a portion of building that was tore down in the town of Springfield.
Of the huge amount of debris were salvaged 2 types of brick; all were solid brick, with the exception of about 100 figure 8 slump brick.
This is the backside of my Cat (pondering if the mirror ought to be placed as shown).
The guy in the photo allowed the use of his time and truck to obtain
the mortar required for the project.
The stone pictured here is very heavy. There's about 8 or 10 more of these pieces but they are smaller than the one pictured. The stone was donated by my nearest neighbors to the north of me. The chest that this stone is resting upon is about 5-foot in length. It will be interesting to see what this rock will polish to. I'd say that the largest piece of cut rock is about 120 pounds or more (probably more). The largest piece of rock will be the piece that the seat will be cut from as one solid rectangle slab. The seat will be 10 inches wide by 33 inches in length. What's left over after the seat is extracted will join the rest of the rock and be installed atop the walls, in the fashio of a capstone (with overhang on both sides of the wall to allow for more things to be safely stored on top of the walls.
Since the seat for the shower area is only going to be 10 inches deep and 33 inches long, I only applied a preliminary cleaning to the area in which will be needed for now.
This would be a super nice slab of rock if it had a high polish to it.
Since the captsones for the entirety of the walls is primarily only going to be 5 or 6 inches wide, it is probable that there will be enough stone to cap it all.
Although it doesn't look like much now, I think this capstone is going to give a whole popping experience for the eyes when complete.
I'm thinking a brick cathedral ceiling with arches (to give the underground affect). Anyone else out there have any brick they're not using?
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To be continued