Thought you may like to see my project so far.
Raised Garden; Weekend 1 , 2 and 3
First, the use of a chainsaw is essential! It costs a bit but without it I would still be cutting.
Secondly, the Timberlok screws were really simple & fast. Using a pilot hole, I drove in the long timberlok screws with a 14volt rechargable drill.
I use un-treated jarrah railway sleepers for the raised beds. I cut the railway sleepers in half and carried them the rear of house. I then went for dry run by loosely laying out the design to work out the mitre cuts . I dug to the formation level and compacted soil only. I purchased a simple bosch laser 6" boat level to level the ground for the railway sleepers. It was very usefull for this small scale work, and better than fiddling about with string lines.
I still need to work out some finishing details steps/ end details, but the weather then turned bad the following weekend. The majority of the heavy work is now done. I will get the chance to finish once weather breaks. I may still need 4 more railway sleepers though. I will send pics of finished job soon as it is done
Shed Base; Week end 1
I had four treated Dutch Oak railway sleepers for my shed tosit on perfect for an 8' x 6'. See photo. Faster and better than concrete I think!
Acott Fields Yalding Kent
Many thanks for your 'in progress' pictures. It's great to hear how you've approached the project, and what you've discovered. Really useful for others following in your footsteps. Cutting angles with railway sleepers is hardwork at times, but really worth the hassle when you end of with a brilliant design. We look forward to seeing the finished photos!