Return to the Landscape Design Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Tying down landscape timber.

Posted by bibbo 9 (My Page) on
Sun, May 23, 10 at 2:12

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.



Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Tying down landscape timber.

Click on the link below for complete directions.

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

RE: Tying down landscape timber.


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

RE: Tying down landscape timber.

Wonderful info! Thank you.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Landscape Design Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here