We’re enjoying another weekend of nice weather; I love these breaks from the cold because it makes me want to build.
This time we’re adding a new raised bed to the garden. Believe this it took me less time to build the bed then it did to purchase the wood. That means I’m going to run you through the building steps so you can make a few for your garden.
Simple List of Supplies
- Three 8 ft boards – your choice I used 8 ft pine 5 x 3 boards
- Hardware – 28 long screws
- Scrap wood for corners
- saw and drill with bits
Let’s Build This Thing
Before we start building make sure to cut one 8 ft board into two 4 ft pieces, these will be the ends of the raised bed.
- I’m working underneath a carport because I like to build on a flat surface, it helps keep everything straight before you drill.
- We’re connecting the bed at the corners using 2 x 4 scrap wood, this will help secure the corners.
- Make sure to drill pilot holes first before inserting the screw, these holes keep the wood from splitting.
- I connected each corner with six screws on the outside and one on the inside.
When it comes time to move the frame over to the garden get someone to help because this frame will shift if attempted to transport by yourself.
Once you arrive at your destination place it where you want and begin prepping for future planting. I lined the base with pine needles, dried leaves, mucked hay and manure.
We’re supposed to get rain in a couple of days so I will leave this sitting before adding a thick layer of dirt over the top.
It’s your turn to build a raised bed now. “How many do you plan to build for your garden?”