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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.

thanks

jack


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RE: Tying down landscape timber.

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


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RE: Tying down landscape timber.

Wonderful info! Thank you.

jack


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