Internet #301392281

Model #RRTIE1

Store SKU #368253

7 in. x 9 in. x 8 ft. Common, Actual 7 in. x 9 in. x 96 in. Creosote Treated Used Railroad Tie

  • Provides a rugged, vintage appearance
  • Easy to cut with a chainsaw
  • Suitable for outdoor use
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Product Overview

#1 Railroad Ties are exceptionally strong, substantial and durable timbers, ideal for many landscaping projects. Originally treated for long railroad service, these used ties are especially well-suited for ground contact use in retaining walls, borders, driveway curbing and fence and gate posts. #1 Railroad Ties can be expected to last for decades and their rugged appearance as real wood timbers will define and enhance any outdoor setting.
  • High-quality #1 used railroad ties are more attractive and last longer than lesser ties
  • Appealing rugged, natural wood appearance complements any outdoor setting
  • Ideal landscape timber wherever strength, weight and durability are required
  • Pressure treated for long service life in all ground-contact and in-ground applications
  • Versatile for use in terracing, retaining walls, borders, driveway curbing, fencing and more
  • Can be cut with regular wood-working tools, chainsaw recommended for fastest cuts
  • Note: product may vary by store
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Questions & Answers


Can i get 16’ railroad ties?

Asked by Dave October 17, 2020

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.

Can HD cut these into 3 equal sizes for us?

Asked by Pat July 20, 2020

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.

Can Home Depot cut this into 3 equal pieces for it customers?

Asked by Pat July 20, 2020

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.

Can This Be Delivered 7 in. x 9 in. x 8 ft. Common, Actual 7 in. x 9 in. x 96 in. Creosote Treate...

Asked by Joe June 26, 2020

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.

Will these ever available at zip code 15101. Would like to purchase 10

Asked by James June 20, 2020

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.

When I cut the tie will the end have to be treated with creosote or some other type of material t...

Asked by tim June 17, 2020

Hi Tim. The creosote penetrates the ties very well so there is no need further treat cut ends.

Could these be used as faux/decorative ceiling beams if they are sealed with an appropriate produ...

Asked by DDB2NYC May 19, 2020

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!

Why won't deliver to home?

Asked by Anita May 6, 2020

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.

Will you cut the railroad ties in half?

Asked by Cn April 25, 2020

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.

Will you (Home Depot) take away our old railroad ties if we by new ones from you?

Asked by Bibit March 31, 2020

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.

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Customer Reviews

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Just what I was looking for.
I went to Home Depot and hand picked my beams. There are definitely some that are less desirable. If you can pick through them you will be happy.
by DP
Pretty rough but worked well for the garden project. Loved bottom side up withh all the indentati...
Pretty rough but worked well for the garden project. Loved bottom side up withh all the indentations from years of trains...
by Cook74
Response from IDAHO TIMBERJul 22, 2020
Thanks for your review, Cook74. Used ties are indeed a bit rough and rugged, both due to their brute size, strength and heft (weighing in at about 200 pounds apiece), and to their long service in rock railway beds under the weight of 200-ton locomotives and their freight cars. We are glad you liked our ties and are confident they serve well in your garden for decades to come.
Awesome product! Great for landscaping and any other project! Looks really good in my driveway.
Awesome product! Great for landscaping and any other project! Looks really good in my driveway.
by Superman
Response from Idaho TimberMay 19, 2020
Thanks for your review, Saintmark. We hope you enjoy your railroad ties for decades to come.
These are the worst quality RR ties I have ever...
These are the worst quality RR ties I have ever seen I would not buy again
by HomeDepotCustomer
I know they are used; however, one was almost split...
I know they are used; however, one was almost split in half.
Response from IDAHO TIMBERFeb 9, 2021
Hi ISLA. Indeed, the weight of locomotives and the millions of pounds of rail freight that railroad ties support in all manner of weather over their decades of active duty definitely do cause splits and other wear and tear. This is why The Home Depot stocks the #1 Grade of used ties for landscape use. All such ties will provide many, many more years of lighter duty service, but you're welcome to pick out the ones you like best. Thank you for your purchase.
they were split and pieces of the railroad tie were...
they were split and pieces of the railroad tie were missing
Response from IDAHO TIMBERNov 10, 2020
Hi Mona. Thank you for your review. These used ties certainly do show signs of having served decades of hard duty under the weight of locomotives and their heavy rail freight out in all manner of weather 24/7. Some splits, spike holes, railbed rock and rail plate impressions, a bit of missing wood, some rot and weathering are all pretty common. When you consider that these ties were probably still carrying these incredible rail loads even in their current state of wear and tear, and then made Grade #1 as used ties for landscape use, you can just imagine how long they will probably serve your needs without all that weight on them every day. New ties are available that are free of these characteristics of authentic service, but they cost upwards of $150 each. We hope this helps you understand the condition and the value of our used ties, and that you will enjoy many decades of their rugged reliability.
Very happy with the RR ties...
Very happy with the RR ties
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Rating provided by a verified purchaser
by HomeDepotCustomer
Stop sending me this review...
Stop sending me this review
by HomeDepotCustomer
Response from IDAHO TIMBERJul 14, 2020
Dear HomeDepotCustomer: We're sorry to hear you are receiving unwanted reviews. As a Home Depot supplier, we respond to reviews to help resolve any concerns and explain questions about our lumber products, but we do not originate or send reviews to their customers. If you are receiving reviews as a result of your purchases or shopping experience, you might contact The Home Depot to determine where they are coming from, but it is not from their supplier of used railroad ties.
Half had cracks. As soon as I drilled holes in them soon of them just weakened. to many large cr...
Half had cracks. As soon as I drilled holes in them soon of them just weakened. to many large crackss in ties
by Hank
Response from IDAHO TIMBERJul 22, 2020
Hank, thanks for your review. These are genuine Used Railroad Ties so cracks, rail plate impressions, spike holes and other signs of long service supporting the weight of locomotives and rail freight are to be expected per the photos posted. Even so, these creosote treated #1 Grade used ties are very heavy and dense, so should provide long service in most landscape applications - especially if you take time to pick out the ones best suited to your purpose.
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