added by dgabe
(23 months ago)
Although I probably should have let the foundation cure entirely, I didn't really do that. I couldn't find any decent tutorials at the time and kind of just winged a few things, which I found to be stressful since this was something I wanted to last for a long time. I'm hoping that anybody who uses this as a tutorial will learn from my mistakes rather than repeat them.
Once the concrete was poured, I let it thicken a bit. During this time I sorted my stones. Big ones to one side and flat ones to the other. As I did this, I set aside the stones that I favored for the base. I wanted varying heights but also wanted to be sure that everything on the bottom row was flat. I mostly chose stones that had a slight curve so I could match it to the circle.
Tip: When you are choosing your stone at the rock yard, it is helpful to pick the flatest ones you can find so you aren't working with any more angles than you already have.