Here’s a way to solve a problem—getting around muddy building sites without creating a mess—with two materials destined for landfills. As shown in the drawing at left, I make sections of tambour walkways out of salvaged deck boards and aging fire hose culled by our local fire department. I screw the hose to the underside of each board with 1-in. neoprene washerhead screws. I let the hoses run long at one end so that adjoining sections can be attached to one another.
Brian Campbell, Minnesota City, MN