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"IF THERE"S A SPACE - FILL IT"! Karen's railway sleeper answer to creating more planting space

11 April 2021 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

Yes, it's a popular saying that is shared by many gardeners! Lawns are gradually nibbled away by the additions of endless planting areas, veg plots and railway sleeper raised beds, until the main grass area has been reduced to narrow walkways between the herbacious borders! It's the unstoppable and exciting natural progression of creating more and more growing areas. Of course, there may be objections to this. What is this obsession (by mainly men) to have large striped lawns, as though they were recreating Wimbledon, Wembley or a croquet lawn? I'm sure it's connected to the power and excitement of turbo lawnmower gadgetry! 
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/raised-beds-with-railway-sleepers/if-there-is-a-space-fill-it-karens-new-raised-garden-bed-from-tropical-hardwood-railway-sleepers

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JAMES'S FLOODLIGHTS and BALL NETTING with NEW TELEGRAPH POLES

10 April 2021 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

JAMES'S FLOODLIGHTS and BALL NETTING with NEW TELEGRAPH POLES

James purchased some new telegraph poles to hold some floodlights and support some ball netting.
He reckoned they look pretty cool. We agree. They do look spectacular. An amazing setting for a 5 a side football match, surrounded by floodlit overhanging trees.
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/wooden-poles-projects/jamess-telegraph-pole-project-for-floodlights-and-ball-netting

 

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Hundreds of reclaimed railway sleepers slotted into steel RSJ,H or I beams

03 April 2021 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

Hundreds of reclaimed railway sleepers slotted into steel RSJ,H or I beams

In the busy world of building supplies, you need practicality, efficiency and durability for your bays of materials. As loading machines push and knock against the walls every day, the steel RSJ framework and hardwood railway sleepers take quite a battering, and they are up to the task! The added bonus with this system of slotting railway sleepers into these steel channels, is that should one railway sleeper ever break, you can slide it out and replace it! Normally seen in commercial settings, this method is gaining popularity in domestic projects, where the landscape design requires both raw strength, practical construction and an industrial look.
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/retaining-walls-with-railway-sleepers/aggregate-bays-made-from-reclaimed-railway-sleepers-slotted-into-steel-rsj-h-or-i-beams

 

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'NOTHING IS WORTH MORE THAN THIS DAY' PROCLAIMS RAILWAY SLEEPER

03 April 2021 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

'NOTHING IS WORTH MORE THAN THIS DAY' PROCLAIMS RAILWAY SLEEPER
A simple carved message on a railway sleeper bench. A chance to sit and dream. To take a breather. To hang out and chat. To have a game of chess. To wait for friends. To plan your next wonderful railway sleeper creation.
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/benches-chairs-from-railway-sleepers/nothing-is-worth-more-than-this-day-message-carved-on-an-oak-railway-sleeper-bench

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Elizabeth's beautiful raised beds from old weathered railway sleepers

02 April 2021 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

Elizabeth's beautiful raised beds from old weathered railway sleepers

Thanks to Elizabeth for the wonderful pictures of her raised beds that she created from the old railway sleepers. They are brimming over with gorgeous plants in such a beautiful setting and the weathered reclaimed railway sleepers give the impression that they have been there for ever. 
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/raised-beds-with-railway-sleepers/elizabeths-cumbrian-railway-sleeper-raised-beds

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Ted & Liz's landscaping journey with new railway sleepers

02 April 2021 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

Ted & Liz's landscaping journey with new railway sleepers

It's great to see all the photos of Ted & Liz's railway sleeper project. A journey that progressed from lovely hand drawn designs, through wet and muddy digging, and finally on to stylish raised beds and sleek edging. Once planted up, their landscaping creation will look really amazing and crying out for post lockdown barbecues! 
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/assorted-landscaping-with-railway-sleepers/ted-lizs-landscaping-journey-with-new-railway-sleepers

 

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MAX & ALEX'S LOCKDOWN PROJECT. A BEAUTIFUL OAK RAILWAY SLEEPER DECK.

01 April 2021 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

MAX & ALEX'S LOCKDOWN PROJECT. A BEAUTIFUL OAK RAILWAY SLEEPER DECK.

Many thanks to Max and Alex for their wonderful photos and the really helpful and precise description of the different stages in the construction of their oak railway sleeper decking project. It's great that some positives have come out of the corona virus lockdown, as people have spent more time on re-designing their gardens! You have created a fabulous oak decking area that looks so attractive, and will enable years of garden relaxation.   
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/decking-patios-with-railway-sleepers/max-alexs-lockdown-railway-sleeper-project

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NICK'S STUNNING RAILWAY SLEEPER SCULPTURES

01 January 2021 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

NICK'S STUNNING RAILWAY SLEEPER SCULPTURES

Over the years I have experienced and enjoyed thousands of railway sleeper projects all over the world from humble vegetable raised beds, to ambitious landscaping transformations. Dramatic railway sleeper steps in New Zealand mountains. Eye catching railway sleeper walls clinging to valleys around temples in Thailand. Humble railway sleeper houses in southern Chile. Quirky and humerous railway sleeper signs in western Australia. So many unique and precious designs that lift the heart or bring a smile to your face. And Nick's wonderful railway sleeper sculptures add to that amazing world of railway sleeper creations. They are dramatic, stunning, inventive and playful. Solid yet etherial. Other worldly yet concretely practical. Wonderful.    
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/art-projects-with-railway-sleepers/nicholas-hares-stunning-railway-sleeper-sculptures

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MARK'S CHARITY WOOD TURNING CREATES BOWLS FROM RAILWAY SLEEPER OFF-CUTS

21 November 2020 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

MARK'S CHARITY WOOD TURNING CREATES BOWLS FROM RAILWAY SLEEPER OFF-CUTS

Mark started to use railway sleeper off-cuts for wood turning with proceeds from his work going towards supporting East Coast Homeless Outreach - (ECHO)
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/WoodturningfromMark
It's wonderful to see the start to finish photos of the process that Mark goes through in his wood turning. You only have to read the glowing reviews on Etsy to see how much he is appreciated and his creations are valued. Not only for his skill and imagination, but also for his generosity in supporting a crucial homeless charity.
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/art-projects-with-railway-sleepers/marks-railway-sleeper-wood-turning-bowls-support-homeless-project

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