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Make a pebble inlay around a fire pit

Pebble Inlay

Materials
1 bag PPC cement
1 bag plaster sand
2 bags charcoal pebbles

Tools
Bricklaying trowel
Rubber mallet
Sponge

To add a decorative element, we circled the fire pit with a bed of pebbles laid in cement. This is how it is done.

   STEP 1: Combine 4 parts plaster sand with 1 part PPC cement and enough water to form a thick cement mix. (If it is too runny then it will not hold the pebbles in place.)

 STEP 2: Spread the cement mixture around the base of the fire pit, working on a section at a time. Lay the pebbles on the cement and tap them into place with the mallet.

     

 STEP 3: Once the circle is complete, wipe off any cement that is visible on the exposed parts of the pebbles, using a clean sponge. Thereafter, to prevent damage to your handiwork, put a barrier around the area until the cement is completely dry. Now wasn’t that quick and easy, and isn’t it impressive?

For instructions on building the fire pit, Click here

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