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Take some railroad ties, rebar and gravel, and you have all the materials for building a simple retaining wall, like the guys at Such and Such Farms did. Fortunately for everyone, they also documented all the major steps, complete with some great pictures. The entire project is... #spr #sum

Take some railroad ties, rebar and gravel, and you have all the materials for building a simple retaining wall, like the guys at Such and Such Farms did. Fortunately for everyone, they also documented all the major steps, complete with some great pictures. The entire project is... #spr #sum

Steel and lumber retaining wall, modern design, reused elements.  For a fence? I think I know a guy that can help...

Steel and lumber retaining wall, modern design, reused elements. For a fence? I think I know a guy that can help...

Steps, walls & Patio with new railway sleepers. Pretty good idea for an outside seating area, with stepping up to the rest of the garden

10 Cheap but creative ideas for your garden 3

Steps, walls & Patio with new railway sleepers. Pretty good idea for an outside seating area, with stepping up to the rest of the garden

You can build a retaining wall for a simple, economical way to terrace uneven ground and reduce dirt erosion.

How to Build a Retaining Wall With Crossties

You can build a retaining wall for a simple, economical way to terrace uneven ground and reduce dirt erosion.

Could this work in the back yard. In a Natural tone? http://familygardentrains.com/primer/walls/rr_tie_assy.jpg

Could this work in the back yard. In a Natural tone? http://familygardentrains.com/primer/walls/rr_tie_assy.jpg

This is what I would replace the railroad ties with in the back yard...if I won the lottery.  :-)

This is what I would replace the railroad ties with in the back yard...if I won the lottery. :-)

If you have a slope that is need of a retaining wall and have access to railroad ties, this is the perfect project for you! We'll be showing you how ...

How to Build a Railroad Tie Retaining Wall

If you have a slope that is need of a retaining wall and have access to railroad ties, this is the perfect project for you! We'll be showing you how ...

Vertical sleeper walls use to screen off end of garden? (even as sculpture, varying heights with gaps)

Vertical sleeper walls use to screen off end of garden? (even as sculpture, varying heights with gaps)