Sunday, May 4, 2014

Doorstep with log rounds is finally finished! May 2014

D.I.Y. Fact #314b
You will never finish your project if you have a more interesting project going at the same time!

I finally was able to get a solid border of cherrystone landscape timbers around the log step. (If you have no idea what I am talking about, look at the First Post on the doorstep) The steps to finishing it were pretty easy. First I removed the flexible border, dug out the sand and gravel from around the steps, sized up and cut the timbers, drilled a hole and hammered a spike to hold them together.

Laying out the timbers - I made them 7 feet long just a bit longer than the step


Dug out the sand and pebbles to get a smooth base
Dug out to make it level
I used the old spikes to hold the timbers together while I adjusted them
Lining up the corner to the front piece
Drilled holes all the way through and hammered in some landscape spikes into the ground
DONE

My greenhouse project took my attention away from finishing this.. but it is done now and I really like it. I would have liked to put more of the small wood sticks but my saw broke.... rock hard oak wood will do that to a saw.

Julie