I am embarrassed that I have not noticed this post Erik. Though it's no excuse, I had given up the idea you would use stone for building. Awesome!! And the wall looks great...keep up the good work!
Matt thanks for commenting. I ask you be more critical, like do i have to much horizontal lines. You can do it here or email.
Horizontal lines are not a problem at all. If you notice, coursed walls with similar sized stone are bedded continuously with un-broken horizontal planes. I do see a couple running joints, that is something to keep an eye on....a dry wall needs friction to work with gravity, so a long vertical joint will be a weak spot should there be any movement or rearward pressure. Think one over two, two over one...like brickwork. It doesn't always work with units like stone...it's a basic guideline. Try to put the length of the stone into the wall too. For you first wall, I think it is great.
Looks good Erik. Looks like a tough stone to work with dry...it would even be tough to work with mortar.
Thanks. We built a higher longer one the past two weeks will post soon. It is a bit tough stone to work with, but it was cheap. $30/ 5 cubic meters.