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I never heard of making any thing out of railroad ties----The creosote .metal and stones would be kind of rough on a sawyers blades---
 

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My dad loved that stuff----It would burn your skin and send you screaming if it got into your eyes!
 

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My dad loved that stuff----It would burn your skin and send you screaming if it got into your eyes!
I got a pretty brutal chemical burn hauling railroad ties around one summer. I was throwing them up on my shoulder and the creosote soaked right into me along with my sweat. It was like the worst sunburn I've ever had.
 
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So I guess in order to nail this floor down you would use rail road spikes. And don’t forget all those black hand prints on the walls.:eek:
 

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A good old sledge hammer and some muscle will get it done…
Not really!!!

I spent thirteen years building railroad tie retaining walls for the Army Corps of Engineers and I can assure you a good old sledge hammer and some muscle will NOT get it done…:no:
 

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What do you want to bet this 'idea' was from some home improvement show???? I can just picture it: 'Rustic' 'Rich Texture' 'recycling old materials'
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railroad ties for flooring is beautiful, CAVE B Winery in Washington has them and OMG it is something to see. I just need to know where to get them,
 

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railroad ties for flooring is beautiful, CAVE B Winery in Washington has them and OMG it is something to see. I just need to know where to get them,
I would doubt that they are using regular railroad ties. Creosote is a known carcinogen and it's illegal to use it anywhere that any thing for human comsumption is prepared or consumed. Besides, the smell would overwhelm the wine smell.
 

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To say nothing of the hemorrhaging chemicals and tracking same everywhere. I'm sure is nothing more than large-cut stock that is untreated.:) Call a saw mill.:)
 
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