Dear Kilgraney, Sorry about the delay in sending these in but it took longer than expected. First I had to wait for the chains on the saw to be sharpened and then some bad weather hit. When it finally got better I had to get stuck into laying paving stones. I finally got back to the timbers a couple of weeks ago and finished up.....(continued)Dear Kilgraney....(continued) So, here it is, I want to send one more picture later in the summer after the plants have grown and are in bloom. Yeah, I know it looks homemade but so it is! We really like it as do most of our friends. Things to mention: - Remember working with sleepers and a chain saw isn't exactly like working with normal wood and a miter box…In other words cutting angles and even lengths are very inexact and at best an estimation so plan on it - I cut some of the beams in half length wise…this really dulls the cutting chain fast! At the beginning I was cut straight down from one end to the other, in the end I found it was much better to cut about an inch deep down the entire length then go back an cut another inch
It's great to get a project that is as creative and original as yours. It looks brilliant, and will mature excellently as you plant up the area. Sure, it's 'home-made', but that's the whole idea. I remember months ago when you first visited the yard, with your cutting list and cardboard 'mock-up', and squeezed each piece into the back of the car ! And look now ! Thanks for the words of advice. It makes things easier for those following in your footsteps.