Twig and Log Resin Walkway
These slideshows so on going process of creating and log walkway with twigs and resin as the filler. It's taken hours to get this far the whole walkway is now bound together with over 10 gallons of resin thousands of twigs and lots of round logs. The walkway is about 60 feet long and 4 feet wide, all wood has been sourced within 1000 feet, a truly green project except for the resin (well it's even green). Now the process of smoothing out the surface is going slow because of some of the hardwoods incredible hardness from the dry twigs.There are many type of native hardwoods in this walkway project how many do you see?
Layout and Setting Logs and twigs in concrete
Laying out the logs and twigs to make sure I had enough and keep them as random as possible. At this point it's going great, I'll be done in a couple weekends. The logs and twigs are about 2" thick to try to keep them from warping. This was in May it wasn't hot...Yet.
Start filling the walkway with resin
This part sounds easy but it's by far the hardest and most time consuming, messy, toxic part of the project. There is about 15 gallons of resin and each pour was about 24 ounces after lots of spots pours to clean up problem areas. Around 100 pours to complete, don't forget to add hardener, the temps were in the 100's the for the two months that it took to complete this part.
Many Days & Hours Later.......Close but not done
Progress has been slow, eating up lots of sanding discs. But the end is hopefully near, I have some edges to finish off and put a top clear coat to seal it off. These pics we're shot after water was used to look for high/low spots. Amazingly it is very level and has turned out very nice so far. A clear coat will really bring the grain and colors of of the many hardwoods. Slideshow at the bottom. The rest of the rock walls are rough and have taken a beating and are not finished.
Finished with two coats of Industrial Imron
It's now the middle of October and I have to call it done. Will blend the sides in with landscaping. I would not recommend this project to try to anyone it's so much work although not overly expensive the amount of labor was incredible. Thanks to Barre Pinske (google him) for all the help.