this Instructable will show you step by step how to put up a rock wall and make your house a home, all for under 50 bucks (if the cement board is already up).
you will need the following materials for a 8 x 12 wall
6 80 pounds of Type S Mortar Stucco Mix
4 pounds of 3 inch decking screws
30 one inch by five inch metal tie downs
150 or more rocks (see step one for specifics)
a five gallon bucket
a trowel (we found a flat drywall trowel worked best)
plastic sheeting (to put on the floor)
Step 1: Get your rocks
here are the keys for good rocks for a rock wall
flat (no bumps greater than an inch larger than the rest of the rock)
thin (no thicker than 2 inches)
relatively small (rocks should be at most one foot by one foot large, they are hard to put up when they are larger than this.
how many rocks will you need?
that depends on the size of the wall you are attempting. ours was 8x12 and we got approximately 150 rocks of varying sizes.
Step 2: Get your mortor
you will need High Strength!! do not attempt this project with medium strength or anything other than the high strength stuff, we tried it with medium strength and the stuff does not work well.
you will also need a five gallon bucket for the mixing of the mortar.