We are now trying to decide what to do with the ground area outside our walkout basement. We spend a lot of time on our main/2nd level deck but I think it's time for a nice bonfire/entertaining area. The size would be about 15x15 max, 12x15 min. An idea I saw in a magazine was to put down 1/4 inch minus angular gravel and compact it down. The idea being w/ the angular gravel - the pieces would interlock and be more stable (at least that's what the magazine says.) What do you think? Has anybody done this? Any ideas I should consider? (I've posted a photo of what it should look like below.) Thank you!