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    Sanding or Planing

    Carpenters

    I have a raised bed made of railway sleepers (it's been there years). It seems to have moved slightly and the garden gate now catches and can't be opened without real force. Should I sand or plane the railway sleeper? Or the gate?

    Asked by Sal on 7th Aug 2021
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    Peter Joinery

    "the gate plane it you would have trouble planning or sanding a sleeper
    Peter"

    Answered on 31st Aug 2021 - Member since Jun 2021 - report
    ALPHA CARPENTRY

    "Plane or saw, but the timber has swollen that's why you're having trouble."

    Answered on 10th Aug 2021 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    Peter Davies

    "The gate can be removed and planed down to suit a lot more easily I would think."

    Answered on 10th Aug 2021 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    CB CARPENTRY & FLOORS

    "Plane the gate would be a lot less time and hassle. Make sure you give at least 15mm clearance as the gate will swell and shrink in different weather."

    Answered on 11th Oct 2021 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
    Dynamic Build It

    "Do the gate as it would be less work, and won't affect the sleepers."

    Answered on 23rd Sep 2021 - Member since Feb 2018 - report
    Perfect Construction

    "Plane the gate would be the solution! Sanding would take you years!"

    Answered on 11th Oct 2021 - Member since Dec 2020 - report
    Eliteuk

    "Good Morning, I would advise that you just trim the gate."

    Answered on 21st Sep 2021 - Member since May 2021 - report

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