Railway Sleeper News

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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JOAN'S WONDERFUL SET OF RAILWAY SLEEPER PROJECTS

03 November 2020 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

JOAN'S WONDERFUL SET OF RAILWAY SLEEPER PROJECTS

Many thanks to Joan for her excellent set of photos showing her various railway sleeper projects as they were constructed. A brilliant collection of creations that are wonderful in different ways. The gentle raised beds give the impression of having comfortably existed in the garden for decades - the sign of sensitive landscaping at it's best. The railway sleeper deck is like a little wooden island to relax on, and the wooden slices of railway sleeper offcuts beautifully create a unique pinky red tiled floor. All in all, a definite triumph!   
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/paths-bridges-roads-using-railway-sleepers/joans-wonderful-collection-of-railway-sleeper-projects

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JUST ARRIVED!! BRAND NEW GREY-BLACK RAILWAY SLEEPERS

30 October 2020 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

JUST ARRIVED!! BRAND NEW GREY-BLACK RAILWAY SLEEPERS

Natural golden pine coloured railway sleepers have always been immensely popular for those wanting a crisp, architectural, landscaping look. They are as simple to stack and construct as Lego, not to mention easy to lift, drill and cut. Added to that you have the option of staining them or changing their colour. But NOW you can be the first to have Grey-Black ones for that very stylish patio or raised bed. Be a trend setter!   
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/railway-sleepers/new-railway-sleepers/new-british-pine-eco-friendly-railway-sleepers

 

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Garden Transformation with old tropical hardwood railway sleepers

10 October 2020 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

Garden Transformation with old tropical hardwood railway sleepers

Many thanks for Karen's photos and commentary of her project. A dramatic front garden transformation, using over fifty pieces of old tropical hardwood railway sleepers to create multi level raised beds and walkways. An imaginative design that creates exciting pockets of planters for both existing trees and new additions.  
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/raised-beds-with-railway-sleepers/front-garden-transformation-with-old-tropical-hardwood-railway-sleepers

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THE SKY'S THE LIMIT WITH 100 NEW RAILWAY SLEEPERS!

10 October 2020 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

THE SKY'S THE LIMIT WITH 100 NEW RAILWAY SLEEPERS!
Excellent photos and useful commentary of the construction of a wooden shelter building. It’s a really impressive yet also a straightforward railway sleeper project that will no doubt inspire many more building creations, whether garden buildings, sheds or even castles!

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From wilderness to a thing of beauty. Graham's transformation with railway sleepers.

04 October 2020 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

From wilderness to a thing of beauty. Graham's transformation with railway sleepers.

FROM WILDERNESS TO A THING OF BEAUTY
All credit to Graham for such a wonderful change. It seems almost miraculous when an untidy wilderness is suddenly transformed into a pristine landscaped garden with railway sleepers. Of course, such magic doesn't take place without a great deal of hard work, struggle and design, yet it still appears equally amazing.   
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/steps-with-railway-sleepers/from-wilderness-to-a-thing-of-beauty-grahams-railway-sleeper-transformation


 

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Karen's bank holiday project - painted railway sleeper raised beds

29 September 2020 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

Karen's bank holiday project - painted railway sleeper raised beds

Many thanks to Karen for sharing both her fine collection of photographs and her written commentary that perfectly documents the different stages of the construction of her raised beds. Most people tend to leave railway sleepers as they are, to gradually weather and bleach in the sun, but Karen decided to paint her railway sleepers which has made such a visual and creative difference. They look really attractive and a perfect raised bed in which her moved plants can thrive.    
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/raised-beds-with-railway-sleepers/karens-painted-new-railway-sleeper-raised-beds

 

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