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Build a Pillar From Patio Blocks

Patio Block Pillar

Learn how to build a pillar from patio blocks to use as a plant stand or to incorporate into other outdoor projects.

Install Your Pillar

Wall block sizes vary by style and market. Use the quantity in the material list as a guide. Also, when purchasing wall block, remember that some block has an interlocking lip on the bottom for use in retaining walls, not stacked block projects.

Step 1

Dig a 24-inch-by-24-inch hole 6 inches deep. The first course is buried in order to provide greater stability. You could also sit the blocks directly on the patio. With this option, skip Step 2.

Step 2

Once the hole is dug and level, pour in paver base about 3 inches deep, and tamp until well compacted. Use remaining base to level the first course, and fill in around the buried course.

Step 3

Lay the first course, leveling as each stone is placed.

Step 4

Rotate the pattern 90 degrees for each course. Use landscape adhesive on each course if desired. Check for level after each course.

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