Wonderful Wood Sliced Walkway
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Wonderful Wood Sliced Walkway

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Have you ever thought to pay more attention to a walkway to your home ? To be honest I haven’t tought to much about this until I’ve saw this wonderful wood sliced walkway that was photographed by Katy Elliott during a trip to the Portland Flower show earlier this year. I think that this is a really good idea for a DIY project. So what do you think about this interesting decorated walkway with wood slices ? – Via – Cubeme

6 comments

  • Curtis August 5, 2009 at 17:01 PM Login to Reply →

    I do like them. My only concern would be how quick they rot, not being treated.

  • thrillcook August 6, 2009 at 00:37 AM Login to Reply →

    I agree, the end grain of wood is prone to rotting quickly, hence we place our homes on cement preventing moisture to get to it. Rotting wood makes unsure footing and will have to replace these “wood tiles” regularly. http://www.illanajoffrey.com would know something about end grain wood

  • Zeke August 6, 2009 at 18:00 PM Login to Reply →

    This kind of floor treatment presents a greater problem than rotting, which is this: The wood continues to absorb and lose moisture seasonally. If it is too tightly packed in, when it absorbs moisture the centers will crown up, so that the result is a series of small mounds. The outward pressure of wood swelling can be quite powerful. It can bend steel and break masonry.

    So if you are going to attempt something like this very attractive floor treatment, make sure you leave enough slop for the wood to move.

    That being said, there are quite a few rot-resistant species of tree (cedar, locust, douglas fir) that one could use, obviating the need to treat for rot.

    Thanks for posting this, it is a great inspirationl piece.

  • Liliana October 20, 2009 at 08:23 AM Login to Reply →

    absolutely brilliant! I have to do my bakcyard and was going to cut a big tree that obstructs all the sunlight. I know now how I am going to use the tree !

  • subro April 11, 2011 at 09:57 AM Login to Reply →

    This is really wonderful.