Here are some great ideas of how to use railway sleepers to make interesting furniture. Anything from a coffee table, to a bench or a bed frame can be made out of these big fellas. You can choose from new wood, or what I much adore- used, old, rustic looking pieces..
This wood has been exposed to some rough conditions for plenty of years, not only survived but got this distinctive look to it. From rain, dust, dirt and trains going over for many, many years.
You make table or a bed frame out of this, trust me-it will last generations. One more reason to get involve in recycling wood and drop the crap they sell in stores today, these chip boards will fall apart within couple of years.