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Raised Garden Beds

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Category Gardening
Type Functional
Style Traditional, Romantic, Classic, Casual, Outdoorsy
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What materials did you use? 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

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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.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? It's not for beginners, you do need basic carpentry skills.

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Going to make a raised garden, this design is great fits into the area we will use and the rustic looks goes well with our log home.

04/11/2015 Flag

This is wonderful & just what I've wanted to have since I can't bend down due to RA. This helps but I need to find a handyman! Kudos to you for sharing!

04/12/2015 Flag

Hello IInadia, what a gorgeous project. With the heavy sheeting, did you line the beds with this? If so, to the top? Thanks so much. We are about to start on this. I had not thought at all to use plastic sheeting. I could not agree with you more regarding the 'overthiking' :) Thank you Debra

04/20/2015 Flag

We lined the beds around the sides (inside) nearly to the top, but not across the bottom. We wanted the bins to drain naturally. it all seems still okay after 9 years, except the plastic at the top exposed to sun and air is beginning to crack in places. It will still be good for another 10-20 yeas as far as we can tell.

04/24/2015 Flag

We lined the beds around the sides (inside) nearly to the top, but not across the bottom. We wanted the bins to drain naturally. it all seems still okay after 9 years, except the plastic at the top exposed to sun and air is beginning to crack in places. It will still be good for another 10-20 yeas as far as we can tell.

04/24/2015 Flag

We leveled the bins from the top down. Any unevenness in the ground (and there IS some, we aren't perfect) is hidden at the bottom by using mulch.

04/24/2015 Flag