Landscape Timber - Lincoln Logs

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Project by Ray Friddle posted 04-27-2010 07:21 PM 20620 views 8 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had been looking at various pressure treated wood for building a flower bed and luckily came across these 8’ timbers on sale at HD for 2-bucks per! So I grabbed a bunch and cut out notches and stretchers of the lengths I wanted. The notches took some time by hand, but I have to admit, putting it together was fun.

The great thing is that no nails or screws are needed so if we ever want rearrange the structure we just take it apart and build something else. My wife plans on planting some shrubs in amongst the bark, and the center raised bed with soil will be used for veggies (if we can keep the squirrels at bay).

Oh, and my cat has decided that this is his new huge litter box. This will be a battle of attrition. I must brrrreak him.

-- Ray

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#1 posted 04-27-2010 07:31 PM

Squirrels can be kept out by putting mothballs around the garden. We had a potted plant tomato garden on our deck. A few mothballs on top of the soil and around the pots kept them out. Might work for the cat.

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#2 posted 04-27-2010 08:15 PM

Great advice. I’ll give it a shot, thanks.

-- Ray

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#3 posted 04-28-2010 03:00 AM

$2 each???? wow.

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#4 posted 04-28-2010 03:01 AM

nice work…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#5 posted 04-28-2010 07:58 AM

GREAT IDEA! I will have to do that too. love it.

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#6 posted 04-28-2010 10:44 AM

Looks great… Nice flow to it when looking at it, makes it interesting the way you broke it up!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 04-28-2010 12:30 PM

$2 .. wow.
looks awesome.
Post it at GardenTenders as well if you don’t mind. I know our fellow gardeners would love to see this

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#8 posted 04-28-2010 12:43 PM

love it

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#9 posted 06-10-2010 05:21 PM

Very Helpful! I found this information about the chemicals in pressured treated wood.

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#10 posted 06-10-2010 05:24 PM

Many of these types of landscape logs are not pressure treated at all.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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