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THE MAY'S IMPRESSIVE OAK RAISED VEGETABLE BEDS WITH NEW RAILWAY SLEEPERS. DRUG FREE!

25 February 2022 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

THE MAY'S IMPRESSIVE OAK RAISED VEGETABLE BEDS WITH NEW RAILWAY SLEEPERS. DRUG FREE!

BEHIND THE FINISHED ARTICLE IS A TALE OF HARD GRAFT. If you come across a collection of raised oak vegetable beds, in a beautiful village setting overlooking an expanse of open fields, you naturally admire them, and imagine all the wonderful vegetables that will be produced and enjoyed in the coming season. What you probably don't realise is the really arduous and impressive hard graft that has gone into creating them. The gruelling shifting of 5 tons of oak from a grass track into the bottom of the garden. The .....

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WINTER OLYMPIC GOLD FOR THE MOST RAILWAY SLEEPERS PRODUCED!

24 February 2022 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

WINTER OLYMPIC GOLD FOR THE MOST RAILWAY SLEEPERS PRODUCED!

Days after the end of the Winter Olympics we came across this amazing historical photo of one million railway sleepers, that had been cut over the winter of 1928 in British Columbia by a Swedish crew. An astonishing achievement worth of any gold medal!  
 

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JULIE'S GARDEN PATIO WITH NEW OAK RAILWAY SLEEPERS

24 February 2022 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

JULIE'S GARDEN PATIO WITH NEW OAK RAILWAY SLEEPERS

It's great to see what Julie has created with her new oak railway sleepers, especially as she's used the slightly thinner ones, which are much easier to lift and cut. They provide a perfect edging material between the different levels of the patio, and gently frame the various textures of tile, cobble and soil. Once they have weathered to a silver grey, they will look even more amazing! 
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/raised-beds-with-railway-sleepers/julies-garden-patio-with-new-oak-railway-sleepers

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BOB STARTS TO BUILD A CURVED RAILWAY SLEEPER WALL

23 February 2022 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

BOB STARTS TO BUILD A CURVED RAILWAY SLEEPER WALL

Thanks to Bob for sending us the interim pictures of his project, together with a technical description of his handywork. Vertical sections of railway sleepers placed side by side are a great way of making a retaining wall. Even better is the ability to create a curved shape with various heights if needed. True there is the slog of digging out the trench, but the end product more than compensates for the tired muscles, or the complaints from those you roped into the task.  
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/retaining-walls-with-railway-sleepers/bobs-curved-railway-sleeper-walls

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CHRISTOPHER TRANSFORMS 'BLANK CANVAS' GARDEN WITH NEW AND USED RAILWAY SLEEPERS.

23 February 2022 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

CHRISTOPHER TRANSFORMS 'BLANK CANVAS' GARDEN WITH NEW AND USED RAILWAY SLEEPERS.

A comprehensive set of photos showing the amazing step by step changes that Christopher has made. A dramatic transformation from simple wall to wall basic flat lawn to an imaginative multi levelled garden, that has been impressively designed and built. A striking variation of textures and materials from rugged weathered reclaimed railway sleepers to boulder filled gabian baskets and smooth porcelain tiles. A wonderful new outside space.
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/raised-beds-with-railway-sleepers/christopher-transforms-blank-canvas-garden-with-new-and-used-railway-sleepers

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SHARON'S RAILWAY SLEEPER QUESTIONS

22 February 2022 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

SHARON'S RAILWAY SLEEPER QUESTIONS
Here are some pictures of a railway sleeper wall we inherited in our garden. Are they old railway sleepers? 
It looks like there are some splits in the wood. Any suggestions on how best to maintain please, or anything we should apply? Or do you think it looks OK and that is the beauty of them!  Sharon
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/retaining-walls-with-railway-sleepers/sharons-railway-sleeper-garden-wall-with-rsj-steel-beams

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HOW TO A BUILD A WALL AND STEPS AROUND A PARKING AREA WITH USED HARDWOOD RAILWAY SLEEPERS

03 February 2022 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

HOW TO A BUILD A WALL AND STEPS AROUND A PARKING AREA WITH USED HARDWOOD RAILWAY SLEEPERS

Many thanks to Ben and Jerry for the brilliant step by step photos of their excellent railway sleeper project, and the really useful advice they have shared. Many projects involve learning as you go along, and so any knowledge or discoveries from other people who have already trodden the same path is warmly welcome!  
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/retaining-walls-with-railway-sleepers/constructing-a-tropical-hardwood-wall-steps-around-a-parking-area-with-used-azobe-railway-sleepers
 

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JAMES'S OAK TABLE AND BENCHES FROM NEW OAK RAILWAY SLEEPERS

02 February 2022 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

JAMES'S OAK TABLE AND BENCHES FROM NEW OAK RAILWAY SLEEPERS

Amazing. This is very special craftsmanship. A beautifully made table and bench from new oak railway sleepers that would grace any garden, with lovely angles and joinery details. Really impressive. Can't wait to see the jewellery table he plans next!
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/tables-made-from-railway-sleepers/jamess-garden-table-bench-handmade-from-new-oak-railway-sleepers

 

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