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Old 06-14-2009, 09:03 AM   #1
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I would like to build a rock "tower" as a landscape accent. I have seen small river rock "towers" stacked with a steel rod holding them together in a stack. I want to use larger rocks from my yard. Other than drilling through them and using a rod, is there a better way or technique to adhere them together.

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you can use mortar mix, construction adhesive, or even two part epoxy ( the last two options work better with flatter stone)

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those are called ''cairns'' and have a long history

http://www.ehow.com/how_4550314_make-stone-cairn.html
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I make a lot of small cairn's - Mike did you figure a way to build a larger one? I am looking for a way to secure the stones in a large out door sculpture
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