Created by: iinadia
Project

Raised Garden Beds

What type of item is this? Functional How would you describe the style of your project? Classic How would you describe the style of your project? Traditional How would you describe the style of your project? Romantic How would you describe the style of your project? Casual How would you describe the style of your project? Outdoorsy What are you most proud of? That we didn't 'think' it to death. We got in there, got going, and had fun with this project. The end result exceeded our expectations. What advice would you give someone starting this project? It's not for beginners, you do need basic carpentry skills.

You Can Make This

iinadia made Raised Garden Beds with:

  • Corner posts: 8-foot 4x4' - Long side boards: 8 foot 2x6's (we cut some of those in half to make the end boards) - heavy plastic sheeting - mulch - power drill - screwdriver - level - shovel - heavy mallot - long nails and screws - chain saw - dirt - pedestals and urns

Project Description

What type of item is this? Functional How would you describe the style of your project? Classic How would you describe the style of your project? Traditional How would you describe the style of your project? Romantic How would you describe the style of your project? Casual How would you describe the style of your project? Outdoorsy What are you most proud of? That we didn't 'think' it to death. We got in there, got going, and had fun with this project. The end result exceeded our expectations. What advice would you give someone starting this project? It's not for beginners, you do need basic carpentry skills.

Q&A with iinadia

boodals2yahoo.c asked:
i love the look of these groupped together.
iinadia answered:
Thank you. Yes, they look great, and it makes weeding much easier.
Mozartrosie asked:
I have the perfect spot in my yard to put raised beds. And with the cost of vegetable now I think I will go for it. Thanks for sharing. One question , cn I use landscaping material as a base or do you have to put plastic down first? I don't want to be weeding all the time
iinadia answered:
Around the outside of the beds and between them, we put down something to hold back the weeds (it wasn't plastic).
Patricia Reimer asked:
Very nice, treated wood?
iinadia answered:
Because we are growing food, we opted not to use treated wood. These beds are now 10 years old and the only aging we can see is the plastic lining we used has become old looking. Otherwise, these beds will be usable for years to come.
cssinancy1141144226 asked:
I have to say although we did not line ours with plastic, our beds with untreated lumber only lasted 4-5 years. They say the stuff they use to treat lumber with now is safe to use around food crops. We rebuilt ours with treated lumber this time. If you line them with plastic what difference does it make anyway?
iinadia answered:
We lined the sides only to keep dirt from seeping out the side cracks. The wood was treated and these bins are now 10 years old. The plastic is beginning to crack and tear where it is exposed.
s.k.m.abb755570204 asked:
Yes I was going to ask about lining did you just line the base or the whole bed?
iinadia answered:
We lined the sides only to keep dirt from seeping out the side cracks. The wood was treated and these bins are now 10 years old. The plastic is beginning to crack and tear where it is exposed.

Skill Level

Intermediate

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