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Imagedana
Feb 2, 2010 1:31 PM CST
Name: dana aka iris28
tristate area, ky z6b
Here is the welcome forum.
Learn and share ideas about how to make concrete garden art and hardscapes at Diy concrete art and hardscapes cubit. Also visit trash to treasure/mosaic with unusual objectsfor more garden art ideas.
ImageRoadrunner
Feb 2, 2010 3:10 PM CST
Name: Jo Miklovic
Hereford, AZ

Hi Dana...I'll never forget your name...and I like it better than Iris. Jo
Imagedana
Feb 2, 2010 3:16 PM CST
Name: dana aka iris28
tristate area, ky z6b
lol thanks jo.. i love both your names.
Learn and share ideas about how to make concrete garden art and hardscapes at Diy concrete art and hardscapes cubit. Also visit trash to treasure/mosaic with unusual objectsfor more garden art ideas.
ImageCottage_Rose
Feb 16, 2010 7:35 AM CST
Name: Vicky
Michigan
Hi Dana,
I've love concrete stuff!
I have a concrete bench, plaques, pots, urns, bunnies, angels,
bird bathes, bird bath fountain etc.
I will post pics when I have more time.
Looking forward to learning to make my own creations!
Imagedana
Feb 16, 2010 9:17 AM CST
Name: dana aka iris28
tristate area, ky z6b
hi cr! once you make your own you will never buy one again lol .
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ImageTrish
Feb 25, 2010 4:32 PM CST
Name: Trish Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX
Helper and Wife of the Cubit Master
Thanks for making this cubit!!

This is definatly something that I've been interested in for many years, but just haven't taken the time to dive in.

I really want to find some time this year!! All the how-tos and tutorials and inspiration ya'll can muster, the better!! All I've managed so far is some children's stepping stones Sticking tongue out

My little spot
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Imagedana
Feb 25, 2010 5:54 PM CST
Name: dana aka iris28
tristate area, ky z6b
hi trish! ive always done artistic things but when the kids came along i didnt want to do any painting and stuff like that. i dont like to put stuff away until im done. so with concrete you can work on the frame/ molds. come back later and pour. then you can wait 6 months if you have to before taking it out of the frame/ mold. its a laid back medium.. and it always looks great! and you can use just about anything for forms. i just got a shipment of forms today of the things ill be selling. as im making supper i keep looking at the box in the den.. i cant wait to get started! ill be doing some hypertufa workshops too. i need to work on those, i had many casualties last summer i kept breaking them. lol
Learn and share ideas about how to make concrete garden art and hardscapes at Diy concrete art and hardscapes cubit. Also visit trash to treasure/mosaic with unusual objectsfor more garden art ideas.
ImageRoadrunner
Feb 25, 2010 7:47 PM CST
Name: Jo Miklovic
Hereford, AZ

Dana...I have saved 12 pizza boxes..(and enjoyed empting them!)...when I finally get a rountoit..do I line the boxes with plastic? Shoud I put some kind of wire mesh in the boxes before pouring...to strengthen the stepping stone?

Now I have to go to Lowe's tomorrow for peat moss...what kind of cement should I buy to start my project? Confused
Imagedana
Feb 25, 2010 8:03 PM CST
Name: dana aka iris28
tristate area, ky z6b
hi jo,
were they large pizzas Sticking tongue out Drooling
if they are large than i would put the mesh in. the w x h ratio on a pizza box might make it so that it is weaker down the center. there may be a formula on that but i wouldnt know it lol. for that i would use the type s mortar mix. it has a good psi and it
has some flex properties. plus its really smooth. its premixed so it saves you a step. and if you want a rocky look you can add pebbles to it or mosaic it. you can put plastic down or you can spray the box with wd40 or pam ...if the pizza was extra greasy you may be able to skip that step Rolling on the floor laughing
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ImageRoadrunner
Feb 25, 2010 8:27 PM CST
Name: Jo Miklovic
Hereford, AZ

LARGE pizzas...OK..now I am trusting you on this...I get to the store and tell them that I want "Type S Mortar Mix" and he will know what I'm talking about...AND will NOT asked me any more questions...that I can't answer...about it?

IF he starts asking me questions..I will get you at the KY RU in September!! Rolling on the floor laughing
Imagedana
Feb 25, 2010 9:13 PM CST
Name: dana aka iris28
tristate area, ky z6b
he might wonder what building you are going to stucco. they look at me like what do you need that for all the time lol . i want to say um contractors arnt the only people who play with concrete!
Learn and share ideas about how to make concrete garden art and hardscapes at Diy concrete art and hardscapes cubit. Also visit trash to treasure/mosaic with unusual objectsfor more garden art ideas.
ImageRidesredmule
Feb 26, 2010 8:47 AM CST
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
I bet there is a lot of folks that play in concrete. I do it when the weather starts warming up. Love to play"in the mud" So many thing to make with it.
Here is one of my Butterfly girls.
Charleen

Thumbnail by Ridesredmule

ImageRoadrunner
Feb 27, 2010 1:42 PM CST
Name: Jo Miklovic
Hereford, AZ

OK Dana I went to the building supply yesterday...told the man I wanted "type s mortar" He said we only sell one kind!...It didn't have no type s on it....
Imagedana
Mar 5, 2010 2:26 PM CST
Name: dana aka iris28
tristate area, ky z6b
sorry it took so long to get back to ya jo. i dont know why they dont carry it. you can mix your own with sand and portland cement.. ill have to look up the recipie. but here is the morter mix i was talking about
http://www.sakrete.com/products/product.aspx?ID=TypeSMortarS...
Learn and share ideas about how to make concrete garden art and hardscapes at Diy concrete art and hardscapes cubit. Also visit trash to treasure/mosaic with unusual objectsfor more garden art ideas.
ImageRoadrunner
Mar 5, 2010 7:43 PM CST
Name: Jo Miklovic
Hereford, AZ

Thanks for the photo...I have HD and Lowe's to chefk for it...now I will know what I am looking for.. Jo Thumbs up
ImageDebbie
Mar 12, 2010 9:07 PM CST
Name: Debbie
Denham Springs, La zone 8b
dana, thank you so much for this cubit. I was looking all over the internet trying to figure out how I could make my own concrete planters. And here you are! I'm going now to read the other threads connected to this cubit. I can't wait to start. I love planters and they are so very expensive.

Thank again
Debbie
Imagedana
Mar 14, 2010 8:44 PM CST
Name: dana aka iris28
tristate area, ky z6b
hi debbie! that is exactly the thing that got me into concrete. i love the ancient look and the planters around here are 50 to 100 for just plain ole concrete. forget about glazed ones. as soon as the nite time temps reach 50 ill do some workshops. i hope others also do the same. i cant wait to se everyones work
Learn and share ideas about how to make concrete garden art and hardscapes at Diy concrete art and hardscapes cubit. Also visit trash to treasure/mosaic with unusual objectsfor more garden art ideas.
ImageDebbie
Mar 14, 2010 10:54 PM CST
Name: Debbie
Denham Springs, La zone 8b
Great , I'll be watching for the workshops. Thanks so much.

Debbie
ImageRoadrunner
May 30, 2010 5:02 PM CST
Name: Jo Miklovic
Hereford, AZ

HEY DANA....I'm ready to start this week...bought the concrete...it's still in the trunk of my car...no brawny man to tote it to the shed for me!! How many stones should I get out of a bag of concrete?...shoot...I forgot the size of the bag. Jo
Imagedana
May 30, 2010 6:45 PM CST
Name: dana aka iris28
tristate area, ky z6b
hey jo.. ive been mia for a while.. working, the kids and building borders to keep the neihbors from parking in out grass.. its probably an 80 lb bag .. you should get quite a few if you dont break any like i do .. i mess with them too soon.. i will get some concrete tomorrow and start filling up this cubit !
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