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Old 11-13-10, 02:26 PM   #1
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Building a cobblestone path...

I had a dream today that when we own some land, I'm going to make a cyclocross trail and throw in a few hundred feet of cobbles. Have any foosters built anything like this? I'm just wondering how much work it really is.
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haven't built one but shouldn't be any worse than building a paver pathway.
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They are built on the same principal.
You prep the land by digging out where you want to lay the path. Pour in sand for drainage, lay the cobbles on top and backfill with more sand.
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when I went to czech, 4~5 workers could cover 1/3 acre with sett stones in about 8hrs.
but that was with a proper pattern, so I'd assume cobble would be simpler and faster.

They would remove an entire acre of old setts with a bobcat excavator in one day.
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I had a dream today that when we own some land, I'm going to make a cyclocross trail and throw in a few hundred feet of cobbles. Have any foosters built anything like this? I'm just wondering how much work it really is.
Google the word, fedge.
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Helped build one with an ex-boyfriend for his house - he had access to some beautiful big and small pieces of slate - it turned out beautiful - and purposely planted moss, etc and it was lovely.

Unfortunately he was not satisfied and didn't "like" the fact that some grass also grew up around there so that he had to trim it ---- (basically he didn't like the whole rustic concept) and so now many years later - he leveled the whole walkway and has pea gravel on it. It really was lovely, and I'd do it to my next OWNED place in a heartbeat.
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