Building A Raised Garden Bed

Building a raised flower bed

Building A Raised Garden BedBuilding a raised flower bed

Building a raised garden bed can be very practical when it comes to growing a flower or vegetable garden. By building a raised garden bed means less bending over making much easier on the back.

The plan was designed by Sage Gardeners which I love and am sure you will too.

Materials Needed

  • 10 – 2 x 6 x 10′ long
  • 2 – 4 x 4 x 8′ long
  • about 2 lbs or 3″ wood screws
  • wood glue
  • weed mat
  • approximate cost depending on your location :- $252building a raised garden bed

Tools Needed

  • miter saw – 12″ recommended
  • circular saw – (optional)
  • drill
  • impact driver – (optional)
  • orbital sander
  • Kreg -Jig – (optional)
  • speed square, tape measure, ruler, ear protection, dust mask

Size Of The Raised Garden Bed

The size of this bed measures 4′ x 6′ long about 2′ high.

Of course a raised garden bed can be built any size. The trim around to top works great to sit on, place your coffee cup on or great for placing your garden tools.

Building A Raised Garden BedBuilding a raised garden bed

  1. Begin by cutting the top boards from 2 x 6″ boards – cut to length and miter the ends.
  2. Layout the 2 x 6″ boards and cut the side boards. (cut 4 boards per side)
  3. Measure in 5″ from each end and attach two 4 x 4″ to each side.
  4. Layout the 2 x 6″ boards and cut the end pieces of the box (need 4 boards per end)
  5. Attach a 4 x 4″ to the center of the ends.
  6. Attach the two sides and ends together using 3″ wood screws.
  7. Assemble the top frame with glue on the miters and screwed together with 3″ screws.
  8. Place the top frame on top of the box and attach with 3″ screws
  9. Using your palm sander, sand the top frame and corners smooth.
  10. You can now place your garden where you want it , line with weed mat and fill with dirt.

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Your raised garden bed is now complete and ready to plant flowers or vegetables.

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Omer Charest

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