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Concrete Threshold photo

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by rebbetzin, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. rebbetzin

    rebbetzin Songster

    Apr 4, 2008
    Tucson AZ
    I thought I would use my concrete stamps that I have for making stepping stones to dress up the doorway to my Chicken Run. I set the post for the gate, then made about a 10 inch deep threshold to discourage any critters from digging under the gate.

    The stamping of the concrete was not so easy to do. The concrete stayed very watery, it was a humid day. I experimented and had to smooth it out many times because it was just not ready to be imprinted. Then when it was finally ready, it was setting up very quickly!

    Here is how it turned out.

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    I found out yesterday, the feedstore will not be ordering chicks until the last part of September!! So I don't have to be in a great hurry now to finish my chicken coop!
     
  2. chickenfanatic

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    very cool where did u get the concrete stamp? it looks good. [​IMG]
     
  3. rebbetzin

    rebbetzin Songster

    Apr 4, 2008
    Tucson AZ
    Quote:Joann's Crafts and Fabrics

    Here is a link to the product I used. They can be found at most craft stores.

    http://www.kptiles.com/vileandnusts.html

    I use them for making plant markers for the garden.


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    This small mint one I did the letters by hand.
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  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Those are neat marking stones!!!
     
  5. bluie

    bluie Songster

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    Those are really cool garden stones.
     
  6. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Crowing

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    That is really lovely!
     
  7. JaciesCoop

    JaciesCoop Songster

    Aug 16, 2007
    Arizona
    What a neat idea. I love the garden stones and the dragonflies!
    Jacie
     
  8. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Very neat! [​IMG]
     
  9. bills

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    So it is a letter stamp set you bought to use! Excellent idea.

    I think those are the greatest markers I have seen for home garden use. I love them.[​IMG]

    What do you use for cement molds, and how do you get the cement to release from them?
     
  10. Shared Acres

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    Very cool!

    I've just started getting into making stepping stones. I've been wanting to mark some trees, will have to do that!
     

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