2-9. Spreading the Mortar Bed. Spread a full bed of mortar, and furrow it with a trowel. This will
ensure that plenty of mortar is on the bottom of the blocks for the first course (Figure 2-6).
Figure 2-6. Spreading and furrowing the mortar bed
Lay the corner block first and carefully position it. Be sure to lay all blocks with the thicker side of the
face shell up to provide a larger mortar bedding area (Figure 2-7).
Figure 2-7. Positioning the corner block