Hi Dave. 16' used ties are not available, but new 16' ties are available. They run a few hundred dollars each, though. If you want to pursue this, please contact your local Home Depot store about ordering them from our Sagebrush Sales division in Albuquerque.
Hi Pat. Railroad ties are too thick to cut with the in-store saw The Home Depot uses to cut lumber and plywood products. Best to borrow or rent a chainsaw.
Hi Pat. As a supplier, we cannot confirm The Home Depot's capabilities but it is doubtful they can cut 7-inch thick material on their in-store lumber and panel saw. Railroad ties are best cut with a chainsaw which you could rent, or possibly borrow from a friend. Please be careful.
Hi Joe. The Home Depot can deliver but you will need to check with your local store to determine availability and cost for this service. Please also note that even while these are #1 Grade used ties, condition will vary somewhat from tie to tie as with any used product, so you may want to pick out the ones you want at the store and then arrange for their delivery to ensure your complete satisfaction.
Hello James. Thank you for your interest. Product stocking decisions are based upon local demand. If you advise your store Associate of your interest they may be able to special order Used Railroad Ties for you. If not, they will know they missed a sale they could have had if they stocked our ties, so perhaps they will begin to.
Hi Tim. The creosote penetrates the ties very well so there is no need further treat cut ends.
Hello DDB2NYC. It's possible you could use these railroad ties as faux/decorative ceiling beams, and a successful execution of this idea would make for a very credible and rugged beam presentation indeed. In order to make a good decision, however, please consider how you would address the following concerns: 1) These ties weigh upward of 200 pounds each, so would have to have substantial overhead structural support to be certain to avoid property damage, injury and even death from a falling tie. It won't do to just hang them from a rafter and hope for the best. We recommend having a structural engineer review your plans before proceeding. 2) To get each tie into the position where you will secure it, you will need to obtain and use a secure and safe jack or other lift system designed and rated for the purpose. 3) Ties are only about 8' long, so a single tie may not span the width of your ceiling, and any joint resulting from placing ties end to end may look hokey in a beam. 4) You'll need to find a sealant that will completely encapsulate the ties in order to prevent the pungent odor of creosote from permeating your home. It is difficult to completely seal used ties as they often have deep splits, knots or other characteristics that are hard to get sealant down into, and even if you do, a split or other feature may open back up later as the ties dry out over time up in the ceiling where the temperature is warmest. Cool idea. Be safe and best wishes!
Hello Anita. This forum is for suppliers to answer customers' questions about their products. As a supplier, we don't know The Home Depot's delivery policy or capability in each market. Please contact your local Home Depot store directly to ask about delivery. Thank you, and thanks for your interest in our used railroad ties.
Hello CN, and thank you for your inquiry. That's a question you'll have to ask your local Home Depot store personnel, as they order all railroad ties from us at full length. In my experience, though, their in-store saw can't cut 7" thick wood, and it would be risky to cut ties in the store anyway due to the potential for the creosote to gum up the saw blade and the possibility of damaging the saw's teeth by encountering rock embedded in the wood from the railroad bed. Ties are best cut with a chain saw after donning proper personal protective equipment.
Hello, Bibit. The Home Depot doesn't respond to questions presented in this forum. The forum's purpose is to give suppliers and customers opportunity to help others with their questions. You will need to call your local store directly to find out if pickup and disposal service is available.