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How to Build a Retaining Wall

Cross section of a wooden retaining wall. Wooden frame built from treated lumber, set on stone/gravel, and the back & bottom of frame is wrapped with weather proof material. Cheaper & lighter than stone wall

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Raised Garden Bed Construction: If using timber, ensure that it is an untreated hardwood to prevent the risk of chemicals leaching into the soil. Pine that was treated using chromated copper arsenate, or CCA, contains a toxic chemical mix for preserving timber which can be drawn up into the plants and eat part or all of the plant. A common approach is to use timber sleepers joined with steel rods to hold them together.

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from Love and Olive Oil

Damson Plum & Gin Jam

Damson Plum and Gin Jam featuring OnlineLabels.com Brown Kraft Labels and 6 oz. Hex Jars from @SKS Bottle & Packaging, Inc. created by @Lindsay Landis (Love & Olive Oil) #yum

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from Etsy

Rustic Wooden Birdhouse

This birdhouse is made from reclaimed barn wood from the Pacific Northwest. Its natural aged finish has been preserved. This birdhouse is

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from This Old House

All About Retaining Walls

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