Project Overview

Natural timber looks great anywhere. These timber pavers will make an attractive addition to any garden. And the beauty is that you can make them any size you like to create the look you want.

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Trying to pry open a paint can lid that’s stuck can be frustrating. To solve this problem, you have to stop any paint from getting into the lip of the can. A quick and easy way to do this is with a coathanger. Simply measure the width of the can and cut the bottom of the hanger a bit longer with some pliers. Then, bend the ends of the wire over the edge of the can. Now, when you dip your brush, you can wipe the excess paint onto the wire and keep the lip grooves free of paint. And if there’s no dried paint in the grooves then the lid will be easier to get on and off.

Step by Step Instructions

1 Measure and cut the timber
2 Join the timber together
3 Lay the pavers
4 Great looking path
  • Step 1. Measure and cut the timber

    The beauty of this project is that you can make the pavers any size you like. The first paver we made was 400mm long. We measured, marked and cut two pieces of timber to this length. Measure and mark out as many pavers as you need, then cut them to size using a drop saw or hand saw. Remember, each paver is made of two pieces of timber that are the same length.

  • Step 2. Join the timber together

    Clamp the two pieces of wood together. Use the 16mm spade bit to countersink a hole, drill the hole on an angle, so it drills into the other piece of timber. Drill a pilot hole with the 5mm bit. Fix the two pieces of timber together with a 100mm batten screw. Repeat the process for the opposite diagonal on the opposite side of the timber. Repeat this step to join all of your pavers.

  • Step 3. Lay the pavers

    Place the paver where you want it in your garden. Use a shovel to mark around the paver. Remove the paver, dig the hole to the depth of your paver. Put the paver in place and backfill around it. Repeat this process to lay the other pavers.

  • Step 4. Great looking path

    And there you have it, a great looking pathway. You can stain the timber or leave it natural. Either way you’ll have a fantastic path in your garden for years to come.

Tools and Materials

Tools

  • Clamps
  • Combination square
  • Drop saw
  • Impact driver
  • 5mm bit
  • 16mm spade bit
  • Drill driver
  • Dust mask
  • Earmuffs
  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil
  • Safety glasses
  • Shovel
  • Work gloves

Materials

  • 20mm x 50mm x 2.4m hardwood sleepers
  • 100mm batten screws
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Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.
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