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Sorin 12-28-2015 05:53 AM

Light crete
 
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Called "trueful-sumthin-or-other", essentially 1/3 peat moss, 1/3 vermiculite & 1/3 Portland cement. Strength like concrete at 1/3 the weight. Been making pots from it while experimenting & these pieces are the first effort at different. They'll be attached to a tree stump to make a "gnome home". Door, 2 windows, conical roof & steps. Y'all might wanna try it. :vs_closedeyes:
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Sorin 12-28-2015 06:24 AM

Link to a pinterest page on th' stuff: https://www.pinterest.com/ptpopovich...rcrete-and-con

TerryCurley 12-28-2015 08:58 AM

Cool. How long does it take to dry?




Sorin 12-29-2015 05:30 AM

Depends on thickness but I leave them in the sun several days before handling and a week before painting. I prime with a "green crete" primer. With the foam hotwire cutters I made there'll be some interesting pots this year! Gonna hit some yard sales for pottery & glass to break up for imbedding.

TerryCurley 12-29-2015 06:31 AM

It's going to be beautiful with the glass imbedded in it.




Jason 03-07-2016 04:32 PM

I might have to play with this.

leighann 03-08-2016 05:06 PM

Well, for the adventurous gardener, should be loads of fun. Me? I'm too lazy for all that. :vs_smirk:

I do have 5 flowerbeds here at the new house that I will have to tend to, and so far all I have done is buy some Elephant Ears. I may be in over my head. Lol


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