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Eliminate steep, difficult to mow slopes, stop erosion and create attractive planting beds with an easy to assemble wood retaining wall.
This wall is unusual in that it doesn't rely on dead weight or deep pilings to keep from caving in or shifting. We built the exposed surfaces of this wall with brown pressure treated lumber and below-grade members with less expensive green treated lumber.
A good-looking retaining wall depends on level footings, and the best way to establish level over long distances is with a builder's level. Coat (dip or paint) the ends, especially freshly cut ones, with wood preservative to prevent rot.
Enough linear footage of brown treated 2x8 to cap the walls ordered, in any multiple of 4 ft. Set the first post on the sand footing and adjust the stanchion until it's plumb and roughly square to the direction of the wall face.

Instead of using stone or timbers, make an attractive, long-lasting retaining wall from pressure-treated 2x4s, plywood and trim boards. Wood Chips and Bark Mulch - Put a large mulched circle over the roots, but do not mound bark mulch up around the trunk of trees. Divide the total wall length of each tier by 4 and add 1 to get the total number you need to build. The very earth that's the enemy of most retaining walls actually works with this design to give it strength. The headers, footers, braces and shelves anchor the stanchions deep into the side of the hill to keep the wall from tipping out or sliding away from the slope. If upper tiers will rest on earth that's been disturbed from building a lower wall, you might have to wait as long as six months for the soil to settle naturally, especially in dry weather. If your lumberyard doesn't carry brown, use green for all the parts and stain any exposed wood after the wall is up.

Hasten the process by soaking the backfill (the fresh dirt behind the lower wall) with a sprinkler a few hours a day for a few days, and then allow a couple of extra days for the soil to dry out before starting higher tiers. After the upper wall was finished, we backfilled and graded the entire area surrounding the walls to get it ready for sod. It took three separate sessions with the loader to dig out and backfill our double-tier wall.

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