Raised Garden Fencing #2: 8 Done, 4 To Go

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Blog entry by BlankMan posted 1414 days ago 1515 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Milling The Wood & The First Frame Part 2 of Raised Garden Fencing series Part 3: All built, 4 Footers Stained »

Well I got the eight 10 footers done, now have to make the four 4 footers. Got the rest of the Red Cedar cut and milled too. This little project has set me back $175 for the Western Cedar, on sale at that, and $30 for the Stainless Steel Screws so far. Good thing I didn’t do a cost analysis first. It just kinda amazes me that I dropped 200 bucks on something this simple, hope it works and lasts. If nothing else it will look better and make it easier to tend the gardens so at least it has that going for it…

I just did a quick calculation, I used 82.5 board feet to do this. No wonder.

The remainder of the Cedar ready to be assembled.

And the eight 10 footers done.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#1 posted 1414 days ago

Wow Curt thats a lot of half lapping going on ,it’s commong along very well.

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#2 posted 1414 days ago

LOL You’re tellin’ me Jim, very repetitive, felt like I was on an assembly line… I prayed I didn’t flip the board wrong and put one in the wrong place. And so far it’s looking ok.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#3 posted 1414 days ago

Looks like you can buy lettuce cheaper than fixing a place to grow it ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 1413 days ago

hmm, thats actually not as bad as if you bought cedar here in the northeast… might have cost you twice that much which is why I still can’t make myself get the lumber for a raised bed for our veggies.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#5 posted 1413 days ago

Yeah I can buy a lot of vegies for that. And if you take into account building the two raised gardens originally and filling them with 8 yards of dirt, I’d be in vegies for years…

And I’d have to agree, ~$2 a board foot ain’t a bad price at all. Just a surprise I guess cuz once I determined how much wood I would need then went and picked it up it added up fast.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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