How to make a wood retaining wall?
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1. Measure the area where you want to build your wood retaining wall and mark off the area with stakes and string.
2. Dig a trench that’s approximately one foot deep, six inches wide, and long enough to accommodate the number of timber sections you’ll need for your wall.
3. Place gravel in the trench and tamp it down. This provides drainage for the wall.
4. Cut your timber sections to the desired length and use them to line the trench. Make sure to check the sections for moisture damage and other signs of wear.
5. Secure the timbers in place by hammering 4-foot-long wooden stakes into the ground on either side of each timber section.
6. Backfill the wall with soil and tamp it down firmly.
7. Install a layer of landscape fabric on top of the soil and backfill a second time with soil, making sure to add more gravel if necessary for better drainage.
8. Finish your wall by nailing or screwing decorative wood panels over the top. These panels can be treated, painted, or stained as desired.