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Here's a couple pics of the finished project
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If you're interested in the actual building process you can follow along here:


That's an album I made for a home improvement forum that I frequent.
 

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Thanks Gizmo...it was a ton of work jammed into 2.5 days but without the tractor I'd probably only be about halfway done at this point.
 

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Thanks ryegrass!
 

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Looks good ,,, (y) (y)
 
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Looks real nice
 
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Thanks Gizmo...it was a ton of work jammed into 2.5 days but without the tractor I'd probably only be about halfway done at this point.
I've been there. What blocks did you use? They look like Anchor Wall Blocks.
 
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I went with Crestline straight faced blocks from Menards in a "Quarry Grey". I was trying to match all the old stonework around the property so I didn't want the new wall to look "too new". I needed a stone that looks like it's been there for awhile and those blocks really fit the bill. They're very imperfect so they look like they have some age on them and they blend in with the property pretty nicely. Next project is to paint the house and then I'll put a patio in behind the new wall and finish it off with slab steps on the left and right ends of the wall.
 

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I'll put a patio in behind the new wall and finish it off with slab steps on the left and right ends of the wall.
I went 5000 lb concrete, blue stone and cobble stone
Stairs Plant Wood Wall Plastic bottle

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Holy moly! That looks great Gizmo! Did you do all of that yourself?
 

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Very Very Nice

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These Plastic Dead-Blow Hammers become your buddy real quick...
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I used a rubber mallet for my job and was told after the fact that those dead blows are much better for setting your 1st row of block. I'll definitely use one of those next time.
 

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How many times did you have to move out of the way? :oops:

Nice job by everyone! ;)
Well I can tell you there were two times I didn't get my hand out of the way in time:confused:
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Yeah...no kidding! :LOL: The thumb hurt a lot worse than the middle finger. The middle finger looks worse but the thumb had me seeing stars. I was afraid of what I was gonna find when I took my glove off on that one.
 
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