Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Making both sides match.


We have returned to Algoma Mills Ontario this week to complete the dry stone gate entrance we built last year. Just days before winter put a 5 month strangle hold on much of Canada we finished the north pier and wall. Now we have to do the south side.
It is sometimes the case, especially on a project like this one, using random undressed quarry material, that the selection of stone determines, to a certain degree, the final shape and proportion of the overall design. This makes building in dry laid stone a very creative process and much more enjoyable than using pre-cut blocks and being merely required to work to predetermined specifications. 
The challenge of course for us now is to make the south wall (and pier) the same shape and proportion as the side we have already built. 


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