How to Make a Cobblestone Path

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How to Make a Cobblestone Path
Cobblestone comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. (Bread and Butter/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Cobblestone pathways are rustic options for outdoor spaces. These paths are composed of cobblestones in a variety of sizes and colours, which are arranged sparingly throughout the path to create a vibrant and decorative walkway. Creating a cobblestone pathway is a rather simple process that can be completed in a couple days and enjoyed for several years.

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Things you need

  • Cobblestones, various sizes
  • Tape measure
  • Cement mix
  • Water
  • Large bucket
  • Wood markers
  • String
  • Shovel
  • Cement trowel

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Outline the desired pathway. If the path does not exist, measure a distance of at least 3 feet wide. Place wood markers along the route, spaced 3 feet apart. Once all the markers are set out, wrap string around the entire path, closing it in completely.

  2. 2

    Dig up the pathway with a shovel. Remove soil to a depth of 6 inches along the entire walkway. Do not remove the stringed markers as these will be used to keep others off the pathway as it sets.

  3. 3

    Mix cement in a large bucket and fill in the entire pathway, leaving approximately 1 inch of depth unfilled. Smooth the cement and allow it to set for one hour.

  4. 4

    Press cobblestones into the cement throughout the entire path. Press the stone directly into the cement, leaving 1/2 to 1 inch of the stone exposed above the cement. Continue to add stones until there is very little cement showing through, which appears to be a grout line for the stones. Allow the cement to dry for 24 hours.

  5. 5

    Remove the marker sticks and strings once the cement is dry.

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