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.

How to Build a Raised Garden Bed

 

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

How to Build a Raised Garden Bed

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:

How to Build a Raised Garden Bed

Use a straight edge to draw a line across the entire board:

Use a miter saw to cut the board at the pencil marking:

How to Build a Raised Garden Bed

Click HERE to view the tutorial in full. 

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