DIY Raised Garden Bed


What you’ll need

  • Ten 1-foot-by-1-inch boards at 6 feet in length 
  • Four 2-inch-by-2-foot boards at 8 feet in length – cut into 4 feet in length
  • Five pieces of 1/2-inch-by-2-foot boards at 8 feet in length – cut to match all outer walls
  • A box of 2-inch exterior screws
  • A box of 1-inch exterior screws
  • A saw or a way to cut boards
  • Drill

What to do­­

  1. Start by cutting two 1-foot-by-1-inch boards in half
  2. Cut two 1-foot-by-1-inch boards into 2 feet in length. 
  3. Lay the pieces on the ground, take two of the 2-inch-by-2-inch boards and screw them together
    to line up with the outer edge of two of the full 1-foot-by-1-inch boards and allow no space between them.
  4. Proceed to attach two additional 6-foot-long, 1-foot-by-1-inch boards to each 2-inch-by-2-inch board on the outside edge. Line the edge up with the showing face of the first boards attached; it should resemble a U when finished.
  5. Attach two 2-inch-by-2-inch boards to two of the 1-foot-by-1-inch boards that are 2 feet in length. One needs to line up with the edge and the other about an inch in.
  6. Repeat step 5 for a second wall.
  7. Attach the two walls so their faces line up with the edge of the existing walls on your U at the open end.
  8. Attach the last two 2-inch-by-2-inch boards by lining up the edges with the remaining 2-foot-long, 1-foot-by-1-inch boards.
  9. Attach the four 3-foot boards to the wall you just built with edges of the 2-inch-by-2-inch boards lining up with the edges of the 3-foot boards. This should create a U shape with the back wall in roughly 2 inches because of the support boards.
  10. Attach wall to the 2-inch-by-2-inch boards.
  11. Attach lattice fencing to the top of the walls.


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