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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 7:00 pm    Post subject: which wood for garden Reply with quote

im looking to lay a timber path the length of my lawn ..does anyone know which timber to use and the preperation that is involved in same
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recently read a lovely article about a floating timber path accessing a "wild" part of a garden and it sounded lovely. Presumably lifting the path off the ground keeps it from rotting. The only other detail I remember was that you have to cover the timber with fine wire mesh as otherwise it would get quite slippy and treacherous.
I imagine you would need weed-suppresant fabric beneath, too.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:36 pm    Post subject: wooden path or polypropelene Reply with quote

http://www.mflgadgets.co.uk/garden.htm

Redgrass1 I'd go the decking timber route as it's the right material. Janalee below concurs. Charlie Dimmock's yer only man, but don't tell Tommy Walsh.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Western red cedar is a great wood for using outdoors if you can afford it. Its often used in decking projects, but I reckon any wood treated for outdoor decking use would be acceptable. I would suggest you go with the decking type which has the grooves as this should be less slippy in wet conditions.
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