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anyone ever built anything from landscape timbers

thinkin about building some stuff with landscape timbers for outdoor furniture. have any of yall tried this? benches tables etc?
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Maybe not a good idea

The grade of wood used for landscape timbers is usually pretty low and typically the heart of the log goes right down the middle. That's two good reasons not to use them except for landscaping.

When I go to HD I always stop at the 2 x 4 bin for a look. I often find a few clear tight grained free-of-heart doug-fir mixed in with all the bad ones. Oh, I am always careful to re-stack the pile neatly, don't want to loose my privileges. This wood would make fine outdoor furniture and it's cheap.

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About the only thing I've ever made from them besides landscape is planter boxes. I suppose those could be called landscaping though..

If Woodworking is so much fun why isn't it called WoodFUNNING?

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The grade of wood used for landscape timbers is usually pretty low and typically the heart of the log goes right down the middle. That's two good reasons not to use them except for landscaping.

When I go to HD I always stop at the 2 x 4 bin for a look. I often find a few clear tight grained free-of-heart doug-fir mixed in with all the bad ones. Oh, I am always careful to re-stack the pile neatly, don't want to loose my privileges. This wood would make fine outdoor furniture and it's cheap.

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thats what i wanted to do was make outdoor furniture. wouldnt use treatedwood in my house
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Other than planter boxes and borders, I haven't made anything with landscape timbers. Although, I regularly get catalogs from The Winfield Collection, and they have a lot of plans and ideas for using the timbers.
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These aren't furniture but are made from landscape timbers. This one is a Navy Master Chief. Got the plans from Meisel Hardware....called post people.
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