I have removed the forms for the hearth/firebrick deck area and inlayed the firebrick over the last couple of days. The curved front came out pretty good. I knew I would run into this issue of bubbles in the cement on the vertical surface and spent some time vibrating the form after the pour.
I floated the top pretty well I thought I think it actually looks like bluestone after putting the coloring in. I’m looking for a recommendation to for a lack of better phrase spackle the sides where there are air bubbles. I understand I will need to wet sand this and seal as well.