How to install a coating of rocks in a log home
Make a segment of a log home a rock wall provides a striking contrast between natural stone and natural rock appearance. This style works equally well inside or outside of a house, and the procedure in this case is identical. Installation of rock lining in a log home includes a few extra steps compared to the same project in a standard home due to the need to prepare the surface of the wall for rock lining. The project takes at least three days and only tools besides the basic coating materials.
Covers all surfaces where the coating will be installed with sheets of plywood or OSB to provide a surface for coating smooth rock. Keep each edge against the wall of logs and wood screws bound with 3 inch (7.62 cm) spaced every 12 inches (30.48 cm) along the edges of the sheet and a line down the middle .
Sand the entire surface of plywood with coarse sandpaper and wipe it gently. A strip extending along the entire surface of the plywood. Place wood screws 3 inches (7.62 cm) and plastic disc washers through the ribbon forming a grid of 12 inches (30.48 cm), with screws spaced every 6 inches (15.24 cm) to along the edge of each section of the slat. Overlap the lath 4 inches (10.16 cm) each time there is a union, unions keeping well away from the corners of the house.
Cover the bar with a layer of 1/4 inch (0.63 cm) of mortar, reaching below the same also. Use the trowel to smooth the mortar and then let it dry for two hours. Scrape the surface of it with a rake or an implement for scraping. Let the mortar dry for 48 hours. Protect it from rain if necessary with tarps.
Applies quarter inch (0.63 cm) of mortar on the back of the rock-plated, one at a time. Place the veneer against the mortar, starting from the top and working down, and press it against plating for 60 seconds. Make the larger stones first and used to fill smaller gaps later. Cut the veneer, if necessary, with a saw to fit that unusual spaces. Excess mortar removed pushing through the spaces between the stones.
Let the stones dry for a few hours and then adds grout between them to the desired thickness. Protect stones rain for at least 48 hours.