Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Central Washington State
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.