I bought a baltic pine sleeper from you on Friday with the purpose of making it into a piece of furniture to support an aquarium. You asked me to e-mail a picture, if possible, of the final product. Here it is. We are really pleased with the result. Thanks to the fixing screws you supplied it is rock solid and, after a few sands and then treatment with briwax, it has come up a treat.
The exciting thing about railway sleepers is how you can create hundreds of different projects from them. In your case, you've created a solid, functional piece of furniture that's really strong, made to measure, yet at the same time has a wonderful grained finish that shows off the wood to perfection.