Railroad tie mantel shelf. 1. Cut to size 2. Install lag bolts in studs (I used 9) 3. Cut off heads of lag bolts 4. Bore receiving holes in tie 5. Apply industrial adhesive 6. Carefully install tie to lag bolts
FOR DIY PROJECTS! Common Types of Fasteners – Bolts and Screws Identification List Hex, Wood, Sheet Metal, Machine, Socket (Allen), Lag, Carriage Read more: http://removeandreplace.com/2013/12/20/cheat-guide-chart-for-fasteners-bolts-screws-washers-nuts-and-drive-identification-charts/#ixzz31FseO56C
Don’t use too many fasteners. One large bolt is better than many screws or nails. You get the same strength but with fewer puncture wounds to the tree. Whenever possible, perch your tree house on top of fasteners rather than pinning beams to the tree. This gives the tree room to move and grow. Even for smaller, lighter tree houses where the load is spread over three or four attachment points, consider using 1-in.- or 1-1/4-in.-diameter lag bolts.
These tables are made of old reclaimed cypress 2x6 rafters. Solid steel is used to wrap the corners and is attached with sturdy lag bolts. The trestle pins are old repurposed railroad spikes. Table pictured is 90x36 *ask about custom sizes *bench not included in this price