Quickly tidy up those garden edges with some landscaping timber and Resene Waterborne Woodsman penetrating oil stain.
Ways with wood with Mark Rayner – Project 31
Difficulty level: Moderate
You will need: 150mm x 50mm H4 treated landscaping timber, 75mm galvanised jolt head nails, garden pegs, hammer, large mallet, paintbrush, paint stirrer, pencil, coarse sandpaper, saw, set square, spade, spirit level and tape measure. Resene Waterborne Woodsman Penetrating Oil Stain tinted to Resene Warm Kwila.
To get the look: Mark painted the background garden obelisk with Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Colonial White.
Other ideas: For a subtle grey effect use Resene Waterborne Woodsman Penetrating Oil Stain tinted to Resene Smokey Ash.
Measure the garden edges and then measure and cut the landscaping timber to fit, as shown. Use a set square to ensure cuts are at right angles. Smooth any rough edges with sandpaper.
Dig out turf in a straight line at a depth of between 50mm and 100mm to create a narrow trench. Use lengths of timber to ensure a straight edge, as shown.
Use a large mallet to hammer in the pegs at 1.5m intervals along the narrow trench, as shown. Allow approximately 100mm of peg to protrude above the ground.
Sit the landscaping timber into the narrow trench, as shown. Use a spirit level to make sure it’s level (Note: on uneven ground it may be necessary to follow the slope of the soil).
Attach the landscaping timber to each peg with two nails, as shown.
Use the set square to ensure any corners are fixed at right angles.
Carefully stir the Resene Waterborne Woodsman penetrating oil stain with a wide flat stirrer (also stir from time to time during application).
Apply one coat of Resene Waterborne Woodsman to the garden edging, brushing in the direction of the grain, as shown. Leave for 24 hours and apply a second coat.
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