Well, the raised bed is now finished. You weren't kidding when you said that the Australian Jarrah railway sleepers were heavy!
I took some photos as we went along showing the different contruction stages & how I fixed the railway sleepers together. The compressed archive is a bit large for my email limit so I'll send it as two separate emails.
Regards, Jonny Stocken
RAILWAY SLEEPERS USED
Used untreated Australian Jarrah railway sleepers
2.6m x 300mm x 125mm
Approx weight about 90 - 100kg
Thank you for your comprehensive collection of photos documenting the building of your excellent raised bed with railway sleepers. A real help for someone wanting to follow in your footsteps. Showing how you decided to fasten the railway sleepers together is always useful. Some people use metal plates, straps or brackets, others timberlok screws, and others wooden or metal stakes. If it works, it's good!
Yes the Jarrah railway sleepers are immensely heavy and need as many people as you can enlist to help move them around. Mind you, when they are finally in place they are solid as a rock, and will be there for many decades to come!