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Wonderful Wood Sliced Walkway

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

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5 responses to “Wonderful Wood Sliced Walkway” - Add yours!

  1. Curtis said:
    August 5, 2009

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

  2. thrillcook said:
    August 6, 2009

    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

  3. Zeke said:
    August 6, 2009

    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.

  4. Liliana said:
    October 20, 2009

    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 !

  5. subro said:
    April 11, 2011

    This is really wonderful.