I have a new house and there are rocks all over the place here. The sizes of these rocks range from 3x3x3 inches to 2x2x2 feet, all coming in irregular shapes. I have an area roughly 10x30 feet and I want to use these rocks to create a nice stone patio. However, searching for any permutation of "stone", "deck", "driveway", "rock", "boulder"... on YouTube gets me either a flagstone video or a retaining wall video which leads me to believe that it is impossible to just plop down a rock into gravel and then to put cement between them. I can't help but feel like 3,000 years ago this is how people created stone cobble roads.
My question is whether it is possible to use these large rocks in my project or whether I have to chip away at them to make them perfect 1" flat?
Edit: I did not imply that I wanted an outcome like this
It's just that my rocks (the input) look like so
And I don't want to spend 6 weeks chipping away at them to get them perfectly flat like so
So my question is this: Is it possible to use large rocks with a single flat side as the ground similar to how they are used as the flat face of a stone wall like in the below photo