Railroad Ties

John Knapp jknapp at pacific.net
Wed Jun 27 10:37:19 EDT 2001


At 10:08 PM -0400 6/26/01, Lawrence F. London, Jr. wrote:
>
>Better yet, build your beds out of the ties, then use them as one side
>of a concrete form - build forms inside the beds out of plywood to
>contain your concrete. Mix batches of SakCrete concrete (good stuff
>and has plenty of portland in it for strength) in a wheelbarrow,
>dumping each into the forms until you have created a nice non-toxic
>liner inside the rrtie structure. No expensive at all and near
>permanent.
>
>
>
>L.F.London ICQ#27930345 lflondon at mindspring.com
>www.ibiblio.org/ecolandtech  london at ibiblio.org

I have been watching this thread with interest.
This is a great idea.  I've been struggling with the construction of 
steps and raised beds on a hillside and was trying to find less toxic 
alternatives including would treated with something other than 
arsenic.  Very hard to find and very expensive.  But I think I can 
find reasonably priced used(depleted) railroad ties and lining them 
with concrete may be just the thing.  Thanks!

John Knapp



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