Grounded - Richard Risner RLA, ASLA
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June 14, 2014
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Grounded - Richard Risner RLA, ASLA
nothing is used to keep the pebbles in place. the project is in so. cal. and water/algae are not an issue.
    Bookmark   July 8, 2014 at 5:46PM
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March 31, 2014
claral22 wrote:
where the photo was taken?
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Solana Beach, California.
    Bookmark   April 1, 2014 at 9:19AM
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December 3, 2013
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this is a really basic and very in expensive product that is mainly used for asphalt paving or gravel roof tops. Its called white 'chip seal'.
1 Like    Bookmark   January 13, 2014 at 10:02AM
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Great outdoor design and nice black transparent covers on the BKF chairs!
    Bookmark   March 24, 2014 at 12:00PM
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September 7, 2013
pkitty wrote:
What color is the white cement retaining wall - Is it an integral color?
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That's a reinforced CMU block wall with a alabaster white smooth stucco coat finish.
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October 10, 2012
Jackie Daniel wrote:
Where did you get the steel landscape edging?
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it's a custom edging made from corten steel. It's the same material I used for the fire element to the left and for the raised planter boxes in the far back of the photo.
    Bookmark   October 10, 2012 at 9:02AM
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I really loved the butterfly chairs. I just bought some from and they look really nice at my apt! I love this website
    Bookmark   November 27, 2013 at 4:06PM
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July 19, 2012
farryld wrote:
What material was used for the counter tops?
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It's hard to tell from a distance shot, but with an edge that thick it's probably concrete.
    Bookmark   July 19, 2012 at 9:25PM
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custom formed & poured concrete with a hard trowel finish.
    Bookmark   July 20, 2012 at 9:12PM
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July 19, 2012
farryld wrote:
how wide are the stripes of pebbles separating the squares - also what type of stones/ pebbles were used for the Black color?
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5" wide. Its the smallest beach rock called "black button".
    Bookmark   July 20, 2012 at 9:14PM
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February 27, 2012
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If you use 2x4 (actual size is 1.5"x3.5") framing for each side and include the steel forming stakes (about .5" thick) to hold the 2x4 forms and some space (about 2") to nail (and remove) the stakes to the form boards that's how the paving gap gets to be that width. From trial and error, you can't use one form board to form both pavers simulataneously, it usually causes damage to one of the pavers when trying to remove the board. Yes it's expensive especially if you are considering the ashlar pattern.
    Bookmark   February 29, 2012 at 8:36AM
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I figured my idea would expensive, and the payoff may not be worth the extra expense. Is there anyway to go thinner than the 2x4s? Would plywood work? Or is that impractical and may not hold a straight edge. Are there form setting systems out there that do this? I could have sworn I have seen smaller gaps before. BTW thanks for your time to answer these questions. This is the kind of stuff they didn't cover in two semesters of construction tech or Studios.
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February 13, 2012
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Those were custom poured concrete pavers at 28" square. The hand seeded finish is the white chip rock.
    Bookmark   February 13, 2012 at 10:03AM
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Beautiful. Guess I'll have to custom make them as well since I doubt we will have that size. Thanks for the prompt reply, Richard.
    Bookmark   February 13, 2012 at 5:33PM
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February 12, 2012
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In the raised fire feature we used black lava rock (sometimes called cinder rock) the other black paving rock is called small black beach pebble. Try KRC rock or RCP block & brick.
    Bookmark   February 12, 2012 at 12:15PM
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Many thanks, Richard and Motherbear.
Very helpful information.
    Bookmark   February 12, 2012 at 6:04PM
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