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8ft Landscape Timber $1.97 again at Lowes, YMMV!

shortleg 777 617 May 17, 2011 at 09:35 AM in Your Mileage May Vary (YMMV) (2) More Lowe's Deals
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A few times a year Lowes and Homedepot have this kind of timber on sale at $1.97, normal price is $3.97. I just found they are on sale at Lowes now at selected stores. But this is not advertised and YMMV. My local store is $2.17, still good price.

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I have bought a many in the past year, built a few low retaining walls and raised beds, even some outdoor shelves and table legs. It's not the top quality but does the job. For about $2 I don't expect too much.
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Thanks!
I have been waiting for this deal again for a couple months. Thanks for the heads up. I will check my local store tonight.
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Thanks! In for a dozen ... dammit.
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are these treated?
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are these treated?
These are treated woods. On the label it says it is not for structure use? (forgot the exact wording but means not for construction). Depending on the source of producer, the dimension of the timber varies from time to time. You'd better to pick up by yourself to pick the good ones.

For treated woods, when they are wet, first store them in a shaded, cool area to let them dry before use, otherwise they would warp a lot. This is also true for those expensive treated woods.
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No dice in RI / SE Mass
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Sweet, I'll be on the lookout. thanks.
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Anyone know how to secure these to the ground. Would I use spikes?
Just got a wooden playset for the kids and this would be perfect.
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OP nice post and not trying trying to TC.

They are called railroad ties and they are at Home Depot for $1.97 also. I just helped my buddy buy 24 yesterday. Personally about securing them to the ground i would bury one and put one on top and drill a hole and put rebar through both of them and also 6" in the ground if not deeper.
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Anyone know how to secure these to the ground. Would I use spikes?
Just got a wooden playset for the kids and this would be perfect.
Some 6-8" nails/spikes and a sledge would do it fine.
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Quote from yotafan View Post :
OP nice post and not trying trying to TC.

They are called railroad ties and they are at Home Depot for $1.97 also. I just helped my buddy buy 24 yesterday. Personally about securing them to the ground i would bury one and put one on top and drill a hole and put rebar through both of them and also 6" in the ground if not deeper.
Ha, these are not railroad ties. RR ties are much bigger--probably 6x6 and covered with dark tars, about $13/each. RR ties are too heavy. I was thinking to use them last year but finally gave up after seeing them in person.

I found the Homedepot ones are smaller in diameter. The lowes ones are better quality. This is just my experience in my local stores.
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interesting
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Some 6-8" nails/spikes and a sledge would do it fine.
I agree, for a single layer edge of a play area, the long spikes should be OK. You can find those 6-9" ones at Lowes for 55-65 cents each. Drill smaller holes otherwise it is too difficult (or maybe impossible) to hit in the nails.

I use 4 feet rebar for retaining wall, very firm. I also built two raised beds, a three-layer square. The beds are very heavy so nothing needed to secure them to the ground.
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Thank you all for the advice. Off to Lowes tomorrow.
Thanks OP...Thumbs Up and Repped Smilie
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Anyone know how to secure these to the ground. Would I use spikes?
Just got a wooden playset for the kids and this would be perfect.
I used these and stacked them two high, pre-drilled using one bit for the shaft and one larger bit to countersink the 12" spike head. This worked great around the kid's playset and keeps the mulch in very nicely.

Too bad in Baltimore the sale is $2.97, not $1.97.
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