Railway Sleeper News

WORK IN PROGRESS. Raised beds with new pine railway sleepers

20 December 2022 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

WORK IN PROGRESS. Raised beds with new pine railway sleepers

It's refreshing to see photos of a project in midflight or in progress. You can see the nitty gritty of the building of the raised beds before the glamour of the planting up steals the show.  The practicalities of how the railway sleepers are connected together. The screws, the joining plates, the bare bones of construction. In some cases that can be as fascinating as the finished fanfare!
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/raised-beds-with-railway-sleepers/work-in-progress-raised-beds-with-new-pine-railway-sleepers

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A NEVER ENDING RAILWAY SLEEPER PROJECT

16 December 2022 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

A NEVER ENDING RAILWAY SLEEPER PROJECT

It's great to see people's brilliant railway sleeper projects & wonderful seeing them return again & again to buy more railway sleepers for their gardens. Retaining walls are swiftly followed by raised beds. Steps & paths soon accompany patio edging. But it's a slippery slope leading to water features, tables, fireplaces, play areas etc... This is the dangerous underbelly of railway sleeper landscaping. The sad, sad truth about railway sleepers. When customers read the warning sign on the website about the addictive quality of railway sleepers, they tend to laugh & insist it could never happen to them. "I'm just a social user. I just build the odd railway sleeper raised bed at Christmas when I've had a few drinks & maybe construct a railway sleeper wall on my birthday, when I'm out with my mates. It's not a problem. I've got it under control. I can quit whenever I want. Anyway, all my friends do it."
We're not wishing to spoil the landscaping party. Your creativity with railway sleepers is amazing and an inspiration to others. We just want you to take care!
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/raised-beds-with-railway-sleepers/a-never-ending-project-of-walls-steps-raised-beds-with-new-pine-railway-sleepers

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JILL & DAVE'S RAILWAY SLEEPER RAISED BED PROJECT

02 November 2022 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

JILL & DAVE'S RAILWAY SLEEPER RAISED BED PROJECT

Great to see what they have both created with their Jarrah railway sleepers. As they discovered they are really heavy, being dense tropical hardwood timbers, and can be a real struggle to move into position. That's where their improvised way of wheeling them into place comes into its own! Jill wrote: 'My husband struggled a little with the weight so as would any true engineer he knocked together a pair of wheels (see photo). Other than that it all went smoothly. Even the dog had fun!'
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/raised-beds-with-railway-sleepers/jill-daves-railway-sleeper-raised-bed-project

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REMEMBER TO LOCK UP your 'shabby chic' plinths made from oak railway sleepers!

02 November 2022 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

REMEMBER TO LOCK UP your 'shabby chic' plinths made from oak railway sleepers!

Sometimes our children can be slightly sniffy about our handmade creations, and it is rare that they harbour any excitement about using them for their own 'perfectly designed' homes. Clearly Paul's quirky oak columns have ticked a unique box, and are a definite success, although one he may not be able to savour for long if his daughter has any say in it. Keep them under lock and key! 
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/unusual-usages-of-railway-sleepers/remember-to-lock-up-your-shabby-chic-plinths-made-from-oak-railway-sleepers

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RUSTIC SHELVING WITH VERY OLD TROPICAL HARDWOOD RAILWAY SLEEPERS

05 October 2022 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

RUSTIC SHELVING WITH VERY OLD TROPICAL HARDWOOD RAILWAY SLEEPERS

These ancient hardwood railway sleepers are as weathered and worn as you can get. They've had more than sixty or seventy years of snow, rain, wind and sun, not to mention endless trains and carriages running over them. Some people might judge them as too battered, too far gone and fit only for the fire. But Sue has seen in their crumbly exterior a unique weathered piece of beautiful timber that deserves pride of place in her home. Rustic shelving that openly declares its character and age. Wonderful.   
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/beds-shelves-etc-from-railway-sleepers/sues-rustic-shelving-with-very-old-tropical-hardwood-railway-sleepers

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RAILWAY SLEEPER WALLS SURROUND THE NEW LIFEBOAT STATION AT WELLS-NEXT-THE-SEA

04 October 2022 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

RAILWAY SLEEPER WALLS SURROUND THE NEW LIFEBOAT STATION AT WELLS-NEXT-THE-SEA

Supporting the sandy slopes around this amazing new lifeboat station you will find terraces built with new railway sleepers, that create both a barrier against the sea as well as a planting habitat for marram and beach grass.     
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/retaining-walls-with-railway-sleepers/railway-sleeper-walls-surround-wells-next-the-seas-new-lifeboat-station

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MONTES - A CHILEAN CATHEDRAL FOR HUNDREDS OF OAK BARRELS

03 October 2022 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

MONTES - A CHILEAN CATHEDRAL FOR HUNDREDS OF OAK BARRELS

Yes, they certainly take their wine seriously. An immersive experience that feels more like visiting a sacred building than a vineyard, with angels adorning every wine label.  A winemaking temple dedicated to excellence and a respectful celebration of the fruits of the vine. Reduced to a whisper, you wander in awe along the aisles of oak barrels, marvelling at their vision.  
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/barrel-projects-using-oak-barrels/montes-a-chilean-cathedral-for-thousands-of-oak-barrels

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