Dear Kilgraney....(continued) So, here
it is, I want to send one more picture later in the summer after the plants
have grown and are in bloom. Yeah, I know it looks homemade but so it is!
We really like it as do most of our friends.
Things to mention: - Remember working with sleepers and a chain saw isn't
exactly like working with normal wood and a miter box…In other words cutting
angles and even lengths are very inexact and at best an estimation so plan
on it - I cut some of the beams in half length wise…this really dulls the
cutting chain fast! At the beginning I was cut straight down from one end
to the other, in the end I found it was much better to cut about an inch deep
down the entire length then go back an cut another inch
It's great to
get a project that is as creative and original as yours. It looks brilliant,
and will mature excellently as you plant up the area. Sure, it's 'home-made',
but that's the whole idea. I remember months ago when you first visited the
yard, with your cutting list and cardboard 'mock-up', and squeezed each piece
into the back of the car ! And look now !
Thanks for the words of advice. It makes things easier for those following
in your footsteps.