I set out to replace an outdated landscaping timber job with something more up to date and classy to complement the pool. I am a do-it yourselfer and took the job on myself. I decided upon the walnut pool coping to replace the old wood steps This was not exactly what the product was designed for but was what I needed for the job. It was an extremely large job but job is finally finished and I am very happy with the results. The pool coping that were used for the stairs are beautiful and complement the retaining wall that was also added. My pool area looks like a million bucks compared to the old broke down look of the landscaping timbers. The product was exactly what I needed for the job even though they were not designed for this application, they are very sturdy and look fantastic. See before and after photo to see for yourself.