Spring weekends are made for spending a little more time outdoors. See this DIY project on how to build a raised garden bed that brings on the blooms, via OneLittleProject.com.
Materials for one raised garden box:
(Keep in mind as you see our photographs that we bought enough cedar for two boxes, then we decided to add a top lip so we went back to Home Depot to get more boards).
This list will make a 4ft x 4ft box, a 2ft x 6ft box or a 3ft x 5ft box. We went with 3ft x 5ft for ours mostly because I thought the shape and size would look best in our backyard. You’ll need:
- (x4) 5/4×6 8ft long cedar decking lumber (for walls of box)
- (x2) 5/4×6 10ft long cedar decking lumber (for top lip of box)
- (x1) 2×4 8ft long cedar decking lumber (for inside bracing of box)
- 50 wood decking screws
Since we made 5ft x 3ft boxes, we measured each 8ft long cedar board and marked the 3ft length from one side with a pencil:
Use a straight edge to draw a line across the entire board:
Use a miter saw to cut the board at the pencil marking:
Click HERE to view the tutorial in full.