Foundation stones - A detailed photo record of building a Japanese teahouse in the UK

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The foundation stones
This is my first purchase four glacial boulders to act as the traditional foundation stones at the front of the tea house. These are imported from the Himalayas it seems...
I've been searching for these for a long time and eventually tracked some down at specialist garden stone provider who are no lnger in business I'm afraid to say.

The first job was to lay the four foundation stones along the front of the tea house. These were laid on a bed of sand.
Levelling the four glacial boulders
The four boulders precisely aligned - a total width of 3 metres

One of my early challenges is that I need to drill two of the stones with a 10mm - 50mm deep hole to locate steel pegs to ensure the oak uprights do not slip off the stones once mounted.
Copyright: Chris Gare 2007 - 2018
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