D.I.Y. timber pavers

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D.I.Y. timber pavers

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Project Overview

Natural timber looks great anywhere. These timber pavers will make an attractive addition to any garden. And the beauty is that you can make them any size you like to create the look you want. Continue to step-by-step instructions

Step by Step Instructions

1 Measure and cut the timber
2 Join the timber together
3 Lay the pavers
4 Great looking path
  • Step 1. Measure and cut the timber

    The beauty of this project is that you can make the pavers any size you like. The first paver we made was 400mm long. We measured, marked and cut two pieces of timber to this length. Measure and mark out as many pavers as you need, then cut them to size using a drop saw or hand saw. Remember, each paver is made of two pieces of timber that are the same length.
  • Step 2. Join the timber together

    Clamp the two pieces of wood together. Use the 16mm spade bit to countersink a hole, drill the hole on an angle, so it drills into the other piece of timber. Drill a pilot hole with the 5mm bit. Fix the two pieces of timber together with a 100mm batten screw. Repeat the process for the opposite diagonal on the opposite side of the timber. Repeat this step to join all of your pavers.
  • Step 3. Lay the pavers

    Place the paver where you want it in your garden. Use a shovel to mark around the paver. Remove the paver, dig the hole to the depth of your paver. Put the paver in place and backfill around it. Repeat this process to lay the other pavers.
  • Step 4. Great looking path

    And there you have it, a great looking pathway. You can stain the timber or leave it natural. Either way you’ll have a fantastic path in your garden for years to come.

Tools and Materials

Tools

  • Clamps
  • Combination square
  • Drop saw
  • Impact driver
  • 5mm bit
  • 16mm spade bit
  • Drill driver
  • Dust mask
  • Earmuffs
  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil
  • Safety glasses
  • Shovel
  • Work gloves

Materials

  • 20mm x 50mm x 2.4m hardwood sleepers
  • 100mm batten screws
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