George Mudie's raised pond with railway sleepers

Please find attached some pictures of the, nearly, completed pond. Very happy with the pond and it makes a great centrepiece to the garden, plus the fish love their new home. Now its time see what we do with the rest of the garden, so I suspect you might be getting another call for more railway sleepers, probably not African Azobe next time. Wow they were heavy and incredibly hard! The wood being so hard did make for many head-scratching moments as the Timberlock screws just couldn't cope, even with pre-drilling, about 50% of them snapped and I had to resort to coach bolts and heavy duty L-brackets to hold the walls together. That said, its a distant memory the splinters, burses and swearing as I relax with a beer listening to the the waterfall.
George Mudie

Used African Azobe railway sleepers
2600mm x 240mm x 140mm Says..

As you say, a great watery trickling centrepiece that was a tough endeavour, but worth it in the end.
Azobe is one of the hardest, heaviest, long lasting woods in the world; a major challenge for any saw, drill & screw. Sorry it was such an ordeal, but result is great, &the beer tastes good!