My new paved corner!

Last summer I was casting oriental paver stones like crazy. This summer I have finished the paving and built a nice working bench.

First I removed the grass from the area and filled it in with fine-grained gravel to get a flat smooth base to put my stones on.

Then I started to fill up the area with my beautiful stones. This went fast but I lacked five stones in the end and had to cast them to be able to finish it.

To keep the stones at the edges from sliding, I hammered down some rebars all around. I also put extra rebars outside the paving to reinforce the string of concrete I put around the edges to even out the level between the grass and the paving.

Now I wanted to build a working bench. I edited a drawing that I found on the net and started sawing up the wood I needed for this. After removing all the saw dust from all over me, I finally could start building. This was fun and I’m amazed that everything fitted without modification, except for the hole for the sink!

I’m so pleased with how it turned out!


13 responses to “My new paved corner!”

  1. I have followed your blog for years and love your cuttin files……thank you. Loving what you are doing now and your creativity is amazing.

  2. Monica, you are a very talated lady and I really appreciate you like to share with us. Also your cutting files are awesome. God Bless You. Thanks a lot.

  3. I have been following you for a while now and I loveeee your work. You are awesome keep up the good work. Thanks for sharing

  4. Wow, Monica
    I have just finished reading and looking at all your photos in your ‘concreting’ section, WOWWW you are so talented, also love your cut files too, cant wait to see what you’ll be doing next

  5. Monica, your work is amazing! You are so talented in everything that you take on. I wish I had half of your talent. I hope all is well with you and your family, I haven’t seen you posting anything new in almost a year. Much love<3

    • Thank you for your kind words. I have currently taken a break from updating my website. It’s not because I lack interesting projects to write about, I always have new things going on! It’s just that I lack the inspiration right now to share what I do.

      • I am so happy to hear that all is well! We all go through inspiration block, but once that is lifted I can barely keep up with the avalanche of new ideas 🙂 Look forward to your new creations.

  6. This looks stunning, what a great job you’ve done! Would you mind sharing where you bought the moulds? I have a section of my garden that I’d love to transform into a sitting area, and I think these would look beautiful <3

    • I bought the moulds from a retailer here in Sweden, but you can get them from eBay as well.
      You will need four different moulds to complete this paving. The big and the smaller full tile and the half tiles for the edges.
      You should be able to find the moulds on eBay if you search for “paver mould” and “half paver mould”.

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