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Model 129430

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3.5 in. x 3.5 in. x 8 ft. Pressure-Treated Landscape Timber

$3.97 /each
  • Flat sides for easy stacking
  • Great for edging gardens
  • Safe for use around people, pets & plants

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This 8 ft. Landscape Timber is good for lining flower beds and raised vegetable gardens. The wood edging will help keep mulch and soil where you put it and helps prevent grass from encroaching on your garden. Treated with a preservative process that is proven safe for use around people, pets and plants.

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Should landscape timbers be used as fence posts, in lieu of 4X4 posts, when installing a 6 ft high privacy fence around the entire backyard?

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Several years ago i used these as posts for about 400 ft of welded wire fence. I should have treated them at least where they were gonna go in the ground, but i was in a hurry with limited funds. They lasted about 4 or 5 yrs before they started breaking at ground lvl. They will not last like a 4 by 4 post, they are not weather treated the same. Sure you can use them for posts, just plan on replacing them Read More
Several years ago i used these as posts for about 400 ft of welded wire fence. I should have treated them at least where they were gonna go in the ground, but i was in a hurry with limited funds. They lasted about 4 or 5 yrs before they started breaking at ground lvl. They will not last like a 4 by 4 post, they are not weather treated the same. Sure you can use them for posts, just plan on replacing them every few years. Read Less
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May 17, 2016
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No these are not designed to be used as a fence post. Hence, I would not recommend these for fence posts. If you are seeking a product that is made for a special purpose contact the HD PRO Desk and talk with them.
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May 17, 2016
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YES, BUT, Manufacturer and others say No. I would NOT use for a 6' privacy fence.

I have used as a fence post for a light weight short 4' open spaced cedar fence around my garden, 30' X 30'. The timbers have lasted 17 years now, while the cedar fence is failing. I am considering using these for a 4' welded wire fence also since it too is light wieght.
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April 9, 2016
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They will not be as rot resistant as "Ground contact lumber"
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January 17, 2016
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No, do not use the landscape timbers as fenceposts.
Several years ago I built privacy fences around some rental properties. On some, I used the 4x4 posts. On others the landscape timbers.
Well, now I am having to attempt to stabilize the landscape-timber fences with T-posts and pipe clamps. On the 4x4 pressure treated posts -- still solid as when I put them into the ground.
The only landscape timber I Read More
No, do not use the landscape timbers as fenceposts.
Several years ago I built privacy fences around some rental properties. On some, I used the 4x4 posts. On others the landscape timbers.
Well, now I am having to attempt to stabilize the landscape-timber fences with T-posts and pipe clamps. On the 4x4 pressure treated posts -- still solid as when I put them into the ground.
The only landscape timber I would use in the ground is a railroad tie. Read Less
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I have a small farm of several acres and have fenced, cross-fenced, privacy fenced and built livestock pens with landscape timbers in place of 4x4 posts. The cost of 4x4 posts and the cost of metal T-posts just didn't make sense to me when I could save almost $2-$3 per post by using timbers. On 10 posts, I save $20-$30. It adds up with the amount of posts I use.
I put the flat side facing "out" for easy
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I have a small farm of several acres and have fenced, cross-fenced, privacy fenced and built livestock pens with landscape timbers in place of 4x4 posts. The cost of 4x4 posts and the cost of metal T-posts just didn't make sense to me when I could save almost $2-$3 per post by using timbers. On 10 posts, I save $20-$30. It adds up with the amount of posts I use.
I put the flat side facing "out" for easy installation of corral boards and wire. After the fencing is finished, I cut off any excess at the top.
My first fences lasted about 5-7 years before rotting at the ground level. I have since learned to extend the life of the timbers/posts by another 5-7 years by applying tar/plastic roofing cement to the bottom 2 ft of the post prior to putting the post in the ground.
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The timber vendor marketing copy states: •Not intended for use as a fence post or structural applications*.
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Could this be used as a playground border?

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July 25, 2015
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These are "treated to refusal." Sounds impressive, huh? Google it and find out what it really means. It's not an official standard. They might as well not be treated. A 4 x 4 treated fence post has 15 times as much preservative as these do. They are not meant for ground contact. Read the "1 star" reviews and find out how fast they rot.
You would be better off buying REAL treated posts. Yes, they are over
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These are "treated to refusal." Sounds impressive, huh? Google it and find out what it really means. It's not an official standard. They might as well not be treated. A 4 x 4 treated fence post has 15 times as much preservative as these do. They are not meant for ground contact. Read the "1 star" reviews and find out how fast they rot.
You would be better off buying REAL treated posts. Yes, they are over a dollar a foot, but they will be still around many years from now.
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May 31, 2015
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Sure, but make sure you put spikes in to tie them together. I just put mine up, but I will probably paint these for better protection. They actually hold a lot of weight considering I have clay dirt as a base, and 5 tons of pea gravel in them.
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These were originally used as the solution to using kreosote saturated railroad ties for this purpose. They are plenty sturdy, and they can be used to make about any shape you want with the correct fasteners. They will even last a good long time too. The only thing that I could see a problem with these days is the liability issues. The tender tots of today may get a splinter, bruise or abrasion from Read More
These were originally used as the solution to using kreosote saturated railroad ties for this purpose. They are plenty sturdy, and they can be used to make about any shape you want with the correct fasteners. They will even last a good long time too. The only thing that I could see a problem with these days is the liability issues. The tender tots of today may get a splinter, bruise or abrasion from these. You should see if you can find something lined with marshmallows or goose down. Read Less
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August 7, 2014
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Yes, but don't expect much longevity from this type of treated timber. If you intend that the border be a retainer as well line the back side with plastic sheeting to prevent leak through of dirt and water. For longer life use "Pressure Treated" UC4a or even UC3b rated lumber. You can find the rating on the label on the end of the board.
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July 19, 2014
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Yes, but will rot fairly quickly if not painted or stained.
Main concern about using as a playground border would be the chances of a child falling and hitting the wood - could cause injury to child.
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Does Home Depot offer cutting services?

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August 24, 2015
I would like to buy several poles, and have them cut to 32inches.
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May 21, 2016
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Yes. I can't remember off-hand, but the first 2 or 3 cuts are free, then a small charge (maybe 25¢) per cut after that.
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All of the HD's that I have ever used do have equipment to cut wood. If you are seeking many of precision custom cuts I would recommend that you go to the tool rental center. Explain what you want to do and have them show you the equipment that could best complete the project you want to complete, If you ask nice I bet they will even show you how to use it safely. They are a great free resource, check Read More
All of the HD's that I have ever used do have equipment to cut wood. If you are seeking many of precision custom cuts I would recommend that you go to the tool rental center. Explain what you want to do and have them show you the equipment that could best complete the project you want to complete, If you ask nice I bet they will even show you how to use it safely. They are a great free resource, check out their clinics and if there is something they do not offer ask to speak with the store / assistant store manager and see if they can put together a spacial clinic for your project.. Read Less
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Yes, they do offer cutting services in most stores.
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August 24, 2015
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Yes, Home Depot offers cutting services.
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Can these be used for a raised vegatable garden?

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July 27, 2016
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I have 25 garden boxes, and I would not use these for that purpose.
These are rated "Contact Type Allowed Cosmetic Only". For a garden box, you need Ground Contact rating. Here is what I use:
Model # 106004 Internet # 206937502 Store SKU # 1001787114
2 in. x 8 in. x 10 ft. #1 Ground Contact Pressure-Treated Lumber
Whatever you use, be sure to use the correct connectors. The copper in either Read More
I have 25 garden boxes, and I would not use these for that purpose.
These are rated "Contact Type Allowed Cosmetic Only". For a garden box, you need Ground Contact rating. Here is what I use:
Model # 106004 Internet # 206937502 Store SKU # 1001787114
2 in. x 8 in. x 10 ft. #1 Ground Contact Pressure-Treated Lumber
Whatever you use, be sure to use the correct connectors. The copper in either type of wood will quickly destroy uncoated nails or deck screws. Use only connectors rated for pressure-treated wood. Read Less
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Some people will tell you no as a small amount of the chemicals used to preserve the wood can leach out. I have done this my whole life but I will put a plastic sheet between the wood & soil. You can just hold the plastic in place and push the dirt against it to keep it put. Which also aids in keeping some of the soil from washing out from between the cracks that occur between each layer of the
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Some people will tell you no as a small amount of the chemicals used to preserve the wood can leach out. I have done this my whole life but I will put a plastic sheet between the wood & soil. You can just hold the plastic in place and push the dirt against it to keep it put. Which also aids in keeping some of the soil from washing out from between the cracks that occur between each layer of the timbers. I also buy the 1 foot long rebar at HD drill a hole slightly smaller than the rebar and the use a sledge hammer to drive the 1st layer into the ground and every couple of feet on the upper layers
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Yes absolutely. They should hold very nice.
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April 16, 2015
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This product is made for use in garden landscaping, for lining a flower bed or for making a planter box.
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Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 86 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by looks great Needed to make a cheap but strong wall to hold back some dirt. I did not think it would look this good i used spax lag t-star 1/4 x6 to hold them togeather so they wont shift on me. Then cut some 2x4s to stake in the ground and used 3in exterior screws to hold it to the board. Dug up some hostas from the woods in my back yard and it looks awesome. July 26, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by if you find strait ones they are great. I left these on the garage floor for a month. When i lifted them up there was mold under them. While assembling the retaining wall i noticed alot of these were not strait and some were bowed badly. Note: do not leave directly on concrete. June 4, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Decent quality landscape timber I used this timber to frame out a flower box in my garden. The pieces in the store varied in quality and color so I had to dig through and find pieces that matched and were in decent shape. But otherwise the wood was uniform in shape and size. I am very happy with the look and it was an easy way to spruce up the look of my garden. April 25, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Poorly described landscape timbers The Home Depot description of these landscape timbers are incorrect. They are not intended for ground contact....read the specifications. They are for cosmetic use only and will quickly rot if left in contact with soil and mulch. Home Depot personnel need to change their description and advise customers not to let them come in contact with soil. July 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Landscape boarder Replaced my landscape timber in front yard at roadway. Used 6 in nails, roofing tar between each timber to seal and 2 ft rebarb to secure in ground. I went 5 high. Make sure you pencil mark on the outside of each timber where you nailed together to make the spot. This is important so when you go to the next row you don't nail the same location. Also, the roofing tar covers easy with the brown/gold paint. I drilled threw the timbers with a 1/4 long drill bit and then placed on ground and hammered into ground on location. November 24, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Not The Best Quality I bought 12 of these timbers for gardening purposes. I had to sort through the inventory to make sure they were reasonably straight. Disappointed in the consistency of the planed sides. Some were evenly planed on both sides, some were narrower on one side, wider on the other. Some of the timbers were split badly and the moisture content varied greatly. I'm hoping the "wetter" ones won't bow or twist as they dry out. The only reason I purchased these is because I only have a hatchback and not a truck and the HD store is only 5 minutes from my home. May 21, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Not as good as Lowes... My local home depot ran out of landscaping timbers so I went to lowes to get the rest of what i needed. I was using these timbers to build 5 raised vegetables gardens. I built the first two gardens with the lowes wood and the other 3 with home depot wood. Lowes timbers were much drier, a third the weight and more consistent in shape, also the wood was softer so it was easy to screw together. A month has gone by and the home depot gardens are splitting like crazy and the Lowes ones haven't split at all. Also HD'S landscaping timbers are smaller in diameter. May 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Overall, a good buy Bot 30 for use as garden boxes after I called HD and it was confirmed they are safe for veg gardens. Per reviews, I coated bottom timber with plastic roof cement. Actual size was 3 1/4" rounded edge to rounded edge, 2 1/2" flat side to flat side, and 95 1/2" length, not full 8'. I ordered on-line, order was ready for p/up next day, and only 1 of the 30 had any significant bow (about 2' could not be used). Seem comparable to other stores' product, but the $1.98 sale price made these really good buy. April 24, 2016
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