Lets see if I can describe this.... I have built 4 brick pillars that I will fill with concrete. On the top of the pillars I am going to put 4 brick blocks (about 4" cube) placed just inset of the corners. I want to build a 2-course tall brick cap to put on top of my 4 blocks (so there is a gap between the pillar and the cap.
Not sure the best way to build the cap and attach to the 4 blocks.
I am going to put wood inserts between the blocks so I could put more blocks in the middle to support it
I can run rebar up the pillar next to the 4blocks if that would help. I thought about welding a sheet of heavy mesh to the top of the rebar and set it just on top of the blocks and building my cap on that.
Ah interesting... Didn't think about moisture. I will seal the horizontal surfaces
I looked up the two suggestions and assume it was humor that went over my head.
But I do think you understand what I'm doing. Since the wood inserts (decorative) will hide the hollow inside part between the 4 blocks, I think I might make the middle solid so the cap is resting on a large surface.
In fact, I probably could build it nearly completely solid and just build the cap on top.
I wanted lights at one point and the glass block idea is perfect but I think I'll pass for now.
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