securing wood 2 x 4 edging & paving stone

Does one have to anchor with steel pegs the pressure treated 2 x 4 edging which surrounds paving stones? If yes, how?
I was planning to carefully carve out the dirt and place the wood edging securely against the dirt. Will this hold the paving stones in place?
Howie
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Get some pieces of rebar about 2 feet long at a home center. Drill a hole in the edging that will fit the rebar snuggly and then drive it in with a sledge hammer. BTW, I'd use 4X4's, not 2X4's
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Would 4 x 4's be overkill? maybe not.... Do I drill through the top all the way through the 3 1/2" width of the 4 x 4?? or drill it at an angle?
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I don't think 4X4's are overkill and they will last longer. Drill the hole all the way thru from the top and drive in the rebar.
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snipped-for-privacy@optonline.net (Chet Hayes) wrote in message

I've done it with 2x4s and 4x4s. Unless you expect a lot of pressure on the edging, or people are going to walk on the edging, 2x4s with rebar should be enough.
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Do you drill all the way through the 3 1/2" width of the 2 x 4? Do you weld a washer on the top of each rebar piece so it doesn't pass through the 2 x 4?
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Depends on how you are going to orient them which dimension you drill through. You don't need a washer on top, just a snug hole. The friction around the hole will hold the rebar in place.
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