Monday, March 16, 2009

Wood Slice Walkway Inspiration

wood slice walkway

One last photo from the Portland Flower Show. I found this walkway so interesting decorated with wood slices. Looks like the slices are just laid into sand. Maybe a cool idea for a house in Maine or just any house in the woods. You might want to use more sand. The slices shown here look a little wobbly.



wood slice walkway

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12 comments:

  1. that is so cool; might have think about this for outdoor portion of our new studio (workspace) that we plan to redo this summer---wobbly won't do though with lil ones and clients so might have to have DH (he can mortar anything in place :) take a look into leveling well---love these; I have a thing for stumps and we have a few laying around that we picked up that were discarded--good for plant stands, putting fountains on, etc.

    love your blog,

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  2. I really love these. They are not as imposing as some paths and would look so beautiful disappearing under a tree, around a flower garden , following the fairies in the garden.

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  3. I love these - but I am a sucker for wood anything. Cleveland actually had a woodblock street still in use - it's chunks of wood wedged in tight together, and totally amazing.

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  4. Katy- I don't know if you saw me stick my finger down into the sand surrounding the pieces of wood but the pieces seemed to be about six inches long, or about six inches buried into the sand. They really seemed quite stable.

    Mom

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  5. hey..I was there too? maybe we walked right by each other......I also put up some photos on my blog.......

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  6. It is important to select a rot resistant wood! Suggest black locust.

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  7. love this idea...cost effective and kinda green....

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  8. I'm in Maine right now and I think it would be great here or in Montana. Linda

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  9. Jana-

    I would think twice bout using mortar. The sand (or gravel, come to that) will let the wood shrink and swell as it absorbs moisture and loses it. Mortar would not let the wood move, with the result that the wood (when it swells) will almost certainly break the mortar.

    Phin-

    Black Locust would be good, also douglas fir or cedar.

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  10. Simply beautiful...will have to do this in my garden...well when i get one :D

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