If at first you don't succeed, try and then try again. This has so far been a two year running project for Jen -- You can see the very beginning above. That garden needs a path! - So, using wood cuts, she created this:
This first version of a wood cut garden path was beautiful — until winter passed and a new spring came along and the path was a complete loss. Not so pretty anymore!
So they took it up and tried again. This time, instead of leaving the wood untreated, they used shellac and made the cuts thicker (they had problems with the disks popping up).
Here is how it all looked after the second go round (much the same as the first - but fingers crossed - it is poised to look a lot better this spring once the snow melts)
If they have to have another go, I think I would give this product a try — my own experience with shellac is not so good (it looks great until it starts to peel off of a deck, and then it is just a disgusting mess). Have you had luck with wood cut pavers? Any tricks to share?
To learn more about this project, check out Jen's original post about the wood cut path, and her followup about how the original path fared — and what they decided to do to keep the second path from meeting the same fate.
(Images: Domesticated Nomad)