Hi, I would like to learn how to make fake rocks and make a waterfall with them. I have been searching online for about 6 hours now and have found lots on simple rocks but not really what I'm looking for.
I was planning on building a TV stand for a 42" plasma TV. Yesterday I was at the aquarium at the mall of America and they have a ton of fake rocks, waterfalls, ponds and all sorts of fake rocks. I got to thinking that I would like to build a TV stand to look like rocks with a waterfall on each side of the TV. A little crazy but I like the idea and from what I've read so far I think it is doable but need a little help with materials and how to of the fake stone.
I would build a frame out of wood for the general shape of the whole stand and the space for the TV. Then I think I can staple chicken wire to the wood frame to get the shape of rocks. Then lay a cement mixture on the chicken wire to make the actual rocks. Then I will need to waterproof the areas for the waterfalls. Then paint it and enjoy!
The things I still need to learn are if I even on the right track? If the chicken wire is the right stuff to use to get the shapes of the rocks and give the cement strength? What kind of cement mixture should I use? How do I waterproof the areas where the waterfall will be?
Thanks for any help or advice on this. Please tell me if I'm way off on how to build the rocks. Or if you have any websites or books to read on how to build fake rock pieces. Here is a little picture of what I'm going to attempt to do. I know this isn't really a landscaping project but thought the landscaping forum would be the best place to get info on the details I need for this project. Thanks again