We decided to build a pillar at our driveway entrance. This is my first pillar. Not something I regularly offer to my clients, we are more into maintenance and grading type work. I am NCMA and ICPI certified, but I dont seek large jobs and the small job market has gone the way of Joe the handyman so we have stayed were the money is. Anyways I'll take all constructive comments as I always like to know where I went wrong. The earlier build picks are on my other computer which has a corrupted hard drive so this is all for now. Pillar is on a footer 48" deep, 3' x 3' x 8". 1/2" Rebar horizontal in the footer and tied into 4 pieces vertical running through the block. Standard 16" chimney block was used. Ties every 8" or wherever allowed. Built from the bottom up off the footer. Portland mix was used on the veneer, and lime portland for the grout, Type S. The veneer was 2-3" thick fieldstone we pulled off a job a few years ago and have been looking to use for something. The mulch came from some oaks we shredded this winter. All material used was recycled except for the plants, the block, and the pillar cap, and the sand, portland, and lime. I didnt keep record of the time, but I figure I have about 30 hours into it. I think it came out good and the wife loves it. I think I could have been a little better on the corners, and a little tighter on some joints, not sure if the combination of mixes will be an issue later on. The solar lighting is temporary and someday we will incorporate a lighting setup when the rest of the property is ready. So lets have it. Good, Bad, or just OK?