Tying down landscape timber.

bibboMay 23, 2010

I am trying to have both stairs and steps and I will make them out of the reclaimed 6x6 redwood timbers. After I cut them to size and level the ground I wish to SECURE them to

them ground. So that they dont shift.

How is the best way to go about this?

In the front I will make stairs. So imagine a box then another box on that. Further up the path I will just run two redwood timbers horizontally to create a step.

Any help is appreciated.

thanks

jack

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justme48(6)

Click on the link below for complete directions.

Here is a link that might be useful: Building Timber Landscape Steps

    Bookmark   May 23, 2010 at 4:40AM
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lehua49

bibbo,

To secure to the ground. I drilled holes in the timber big enough for 1/2" rebar and and drove through the timber into the ground about 24" plus the 5 1/2" of timber. It will rust but last a very long time. The timber will not move if your ground is solid. If you want to make it last longer use galvanized spikes. JMHO Aloha

    Bookmark   May 23, 2010 at 8:35PM
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bibbo

Wonderful info! Thank you.

jack

    Bookmark   May 27, 2010 at 1:19AM
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