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ADRIAN'S OLD RAILWAY SLEEPER WALL FULL OF RUSTIC CHARM

27 August 2021 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

ADRIAN'S OLD RAILWAY SLEEPER WALL FULL OF RUSTIC CHARM

Many thanks to Adrian for the photos of his excellent retaining wall. Using old weathered railway sleepers, creates a unique and rustic wall that is solid and full of character and reclaimed charm. Definitely inspiration for others!
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/retaining-walls-with-railway-sleepers/adrian-thomass-retaining-wall-with-tropical-hardwood-railway-sleepers

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DETERMINATION IN THE SNOW! RAISED BEDS CREATED FROM AZOBE RAILWAY SLEEPERS

07 August 2021 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

DETERMINATION IN THE SNOW! RAISED BEDS CREATED FROM AZOBE RAILWAY SLEEPERS

Many thanks to Tom for the useful information about how he approached his excellent project and for all the brilliant photos. He describes vividly the reality of cutting and drilling such a tough and resistant tropical hardwood railway sleeper, and his perseverance is there for all to see. Many would have thrown in the towel and swapped them for new softwood railway sleepers. But there again, they would have missed out on the challenge of creating such a durable piece of landscaping, and revealing the beauty of such a gorgeously grained tropical hardwood timber. I love the picture of his project continuing in the snow. That definitely shows determination!

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TOM'S INDESTRUCTIBLE WOODEN MALLET MADE FROM AN OLD AZOBE RAILWAY SLEEPER

06 August 2021 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

TOM'S INDESTRUCTIBLE WOODEN MALLET MADE FROM AN OLD AZOBE RAILWAY SLEEPER

I love the idea of a virtually unbreakable mallet. It sounds like something that a superhero would use in a Marvel comic. Thor and his everlasting hammer! It certainly reflects the nature of Azobe timber, (also known as Ekki, Ironwood & Bongossi) that is said to be the hardest industrially used wood in the world. Railway sleepers used from this tropical hardwood tend to last for decades without any treatment, and even when they have outlasted their railway life, they have wonderful other usages, ranging from landscaping to furniture, and magical bullet proof mallets!
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/art-projects-with-railway-sleepers/toms-indestructible-mallet-from-an-azobe-ekki-tropical-hardwood-railway-sleeper

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ANDY'S BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED PATIO SITTING AREA WITH NEW OAK RAILWAY SLEEPERS

21 July 2021 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

ANDY'S BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED PATIO SITTING AREA WITH NEW OAK RAILWAY SLEEPERS

Very impressive. A real wow factor. A wonderfully designed stylish creation that looks so inviting for barbecues and outside entertainment with friends and families. True, Andy's newly laid oak railway sleepers look at their absolute best at the moment, but that should be incentive enough for him to keep them looking fabulous!  
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/benches-chairs-from-railway-sleepers/andy-harts-beautifully-designed-patio-sitting-area-from-new-oak-railway-sleepers

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BRYONY'S RAILWAY SLEEPER PLANTER: THE SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS

10 July 2021 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

BRYONY'S RAILWAY SLEEPER PLANTER: THE SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS

It's great to see the raised herb & flower planter that Bryony has created with reclaimed tropical hardwood railway sleepers, and one that is equally admired by her lovely dog. Definititely a place to sniff and inhale those fabulous smells!
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/raised-beds-with-railway-sleepers/the-sweet-smell-of-success-bryonys-herb-and-flower-planter-from-old-railway-sleepers
 

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RAILWAY SLEEPER LIGHT SCULPTURE

10 July 2021 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

RAILWAY SLEEPER LIGHT SCULPTURE

What an original and beautiful creation. A unique light, sculptured from a length of oak railway sleeper that has been lovingly sanded and oiled to create a work of art. It's clear to see how much you have enjoyed making it and it will be great to see your future projects.  
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/beds-shelves-etc-from-railway-sleepers/georgi-ianevs-beautiful-light-sculptured-from-new-oak-railway-sleeper

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CLASSIC RAISED VEGETABLE GARDEN WITH TROPICAL HARDWOOD RAILWAY SLEEPERS

07 July 2021 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

CLASSIC RAISED VEGETABLE GARDEN WITH TROPICAL HARDWOOD RAILWAY SLEEPERS

Thanks to both of you for all the photos and step by step descriptions of the building of your railway sleeper project. You have created a really attractive and classical looking vegetable garden which sits beautifully next to the greenhouse, hedge and trees. Yes, the railway sleepers are really heavy to move and put in place, but once you have managed that, you have created some wonderful raised veg beds that will be a source of pleasure for decades to come. 
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/raised-beds-with-railway-sleepers/diary-of-building-four-raised-vegetable-beds-from-tropical-hardwood-railway-sleepers

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CHRISTINE'S TRIANGULAR RAISED HERB BED FROM NEW OAK RAILWAY SLEEPERS

02 July 2021 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

CHRISTINE'S TRIANGULAR RAISED HERB BED FROM NEW OAK RAILWAY SLEEPERS

It is really satisfying to be contacted at the beginning of a project, when someone is at the design and ideas stage, and then to finally see the finished handywork when it all come to fruition.  It's great to see Christine's triangular raised herb bed that she created using new oak railway sleepers, and how she transformed an unused space into a functional kitchen garden.  
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/raised-beds-with-railway-sleepers/christines-triangular-raised-bed-from-new-oak-railway-sleepers

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