My newest project idea is to build a "fence" composed of small rock
posts with single rails laying between them. It's an ornamental
fence, not really designed to do anything except define the extent of
grass I need to cut. It would only be about 24" off the ground.
I had envisioned using old milk crates, lining them with plastic,
setting rocks inside and adding a mix of concrete or mortar as an
adhesive to bind them together. I would carefully invert the crate
once the mixture is set up, and voila, I have a fencepost. What I
really hope is that the rocks will extend out past the binding
mixture, giving it a kind of masonry wall look.
While I have done lots of simple concrete work, I haven't worked with
mortar. I suspect that when the mixture is added to the rocks, it
will ooze out between them and eventually fill the gaps so the whole
thing turns into a block or cube.
Anybody tried this type of construction before and have any pointers
or links to give me some help. The whole point is to make it simple
and quick to fashion, using materials at hand (rocks and milk crates I