This Old House landscaping contractor Roger Cook shows how to construct a wood-timber retaining wall to create a play area. (See below for a shopping list and tools.) Click here to SUBSCRIBE to the official This Old House YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=thisoldhouse Full episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZqiSuJEz-U&index=9&list=PLkJADc1qDrr8JnEkf1GX2utInAXW6t2XP How to Repair a Fence Gate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCNugIF4JHU&list=PLkJADc1qDrr_0NxtmzECiOWkr5de82kXV&index=15 How to Build a Miniature Golf Course: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SONWsZw8370&list=PLkJADc1qDrr_0NxtmzECiOWkr5de82kXV&index=2 How to Frame Walls for a Basement Room: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aulgjB4rFU0&list=PLkJADc1qDrr_0NxtmzECiOWkr5de82kXV&index=20 Shopping List for How to Build a Timber Retaining Wall: – 1×3 wood stakes and nylon string, used to establish layout lines for timbers – 6×8-inch pressure-treated landscaping timbers, used to build retaining wall – wood preservative, to treat cut ends of timbers – 3/4-inch stone, used as base and drainage material – landscaping filter fabric, used to prevent soil from clogging drainpipe – 4-inch-diameter perforated drainage pipe, for draining water away from retaining wall – 1/2-inch-diameter (No. 4) x 4-foot-long metal reinforcing bar, used to stake timbers and dead men to ground – 12-inch landscaping screws, for fastening together the landscaping timbers – bark mulch, used to cover the ground in front of the retaining wall Tools for How to Build a Timber Retaining Wall: – hand tamper, used to compact the soil and stone base – wheelbarrow, used to transport stone and mulch to jobsite – shovel, for excavating the ground – circular saw, used to cut timbers – impact driver, used to drive landscaping screws into timbers – drill/driver with 9/16-inch-diameter spade bit, used to bore holes in timbers for rebar stakes – sledgehammer, used to drive in rebar and wood stakes – 6-foot level – torpedo level – foam paint brush Follow This Old House: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThisOldHouse Twitter: https://twitter.com/thisoldhouse Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/thisoldhouse/ G+: https://plus.google.com/+thisoldhouse/posts Instagram: http://instagram.com/thisoldhouse Tumblr: http://thisoldhouse.tumblr.com/ Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsHow to Build a Living Wall […]
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